The Clan History
The head of the Macqueens was Macqueen of Corrybrough, Inverness-shire. The founder of this tribe is said to have been Rodericj Dhu Recan MacSweyn or Macqueen, who, about the beginning of the 15h century, received a grant of territory in the country of Inverness. He belonged to the family of the Lord of the Isles, and his descendants from him were called the clan Revan.
The Macqueens fought, under the standard of Mackintosh, captain of clan Chattan, at the battle of Harlaw in 1411. On 4th April 1609, Donald Macqueen of Corrybrough signed the bond of manrent, with the chiefs of the other tribes composing the clan Chattan, whereny they bound themselves to support Angus Mackintosh of that ilk as their captain and leader. At this period, we are told, the tribe of Macqueen comprehended twelve distinct families, all landowners in the counties of Inverness and Nairn.
In 1778, Lord Macdonald of Sleat, who had been created an Irish peer by that title two years before, having raised a Highland regiment, conferred a lieutenancy in it on a son of Donald Macqueen, then of Corrybrough, and in the letter, dated 26th January of that year, in which he intimated the appointment, he says, "It does me great honour to have the sons of chieftains in the regiment, and as the Macqueens have been invariably attached to our family, to whom we believe we owe our existence, I am proud of the nomination". Thus were the Macqueens acknowledged to have been of Macdonald origin, although they ranged themselves among the tribes of the clan Chattan. The present head of the Macqueens is John Fraser Macqueen, Q.C.
Motto: "Constant and faithful"
Badge: A wolf rampant holding an arrow.
Septs of the Clan: MacCunn, MacSwan, MacSwen, MacSween, MacSwyde, MacWhan, Revans, Swan.
Names associated with the clan: MacCuidhean MacCuinn MacCuithean MacCuithein MacCune MacCunn MacCuthan MacCwne MacGuin MacHquan MacHquhan MacHuin MacKqueane MacKquyne MacQuain MacQuan MacQuaynes MacQuean MacQueane MacQueen MacQueeney MacQueenie MacQuein MacQueine MacQuen MacQuene MacQueyn MacQueyne MacQuhan MacQuheen MacQuhen MacQuhenn MacQuhenne MacQuheyne MacQuhyn MacQuhyne MacQuien MacQuin MacQuine MacQuinne MacSayde MacSeveney MacShuibhne MacSuain MacSuin MacSwain MacSwaine MacSwan MacSwane MacSween MacSwen MacSweyne MacSwyde MacSwyne MacUne MacWhan MacWhanne MacWhin MacWhinn Makquean Makquene Makquhan Makquhane Makquhen Makquhon Maquhon Quin Quinn Revan Revans Suain Svan Sveinn Swain Swan Swane Swann Swayne Sween Swein Sweing Swen Sweyn Sweyne Swyde Swyn Swyne
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