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Cameron

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Cameron Tartan
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Cameron Tartan

A name derived from the gaelic, either from cam-shron, meaning crooked nose, or cam-brun, meaning crooked hill. The name is thought to be associated with Fife, where a Cameron Parish remains today. However, the territory of the clan is in Lochaber in the West Highlands.

The lands of the clan chief were erected as the Barony of Lochiel in the 16th C. The clan supported the Jacobite cause in the 18th C.

Septs include: Chalmers, Clark, Clarkson, Kennedy, MacGillonie, MacChlery, MacKail, Macildowie, MacLerie, MacMartin, MacOnie, MacOurlie, MacPhail, MacSorley, MacUlrie, MacVail, MacWalrick, Martin, Paul and Sorley.


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