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Livingston Clan

The Livingston name is probably of territorial origin and is taken from the lands of the same name in West Lothian.

The first record of the Livingston name being used in Scottish history was of a Livingus who lived during the reign of Alexander I and David I and the Livingston name would also be found on the infamous Ragman Roll in 1296 – a document in which the Scottish nobility and gentry subscribed allegiance to King Edward I of England as his army advanced north into the country in order to keep their lands.

The Livingstons would thereafter be granted the barony of Callendar in 1346 and almost 300 years later in 1600, the chief of the Livingston name was raised to the rank of Earl of Linlithgow.

The family would then go on to lose part of their estates to the army of the covenant and later Oliver Cromwell during the 17th century and eventually forfeited their titles after participating in the 1715 Jacobite rising.

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Septs: LIVINGSTONE, MACLEA, MCLEA
Motto: SI JE PUIS
Translation: IF I CAN
Crest: A demi savage, wreathed about the head and middle with laurel, Vert holding on his dexter shoulder a club, and in his sinister hand a serpent nowed.
scottish livingstone ancient tartan

Livingston Ancient Tartan

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Livingston Modern Tartan