Derived from the Gaelic ‘lagan’ meaning a howe or hovel, there are many mentions of the Logan name in charters during the 12th and 13th centuries.
The first such mention is of a Thomas de Logan who obtained the lands of Logan in Galloway around 1180 and the leading family’s clan seat would go on to be at Lastalrig or Restalrig, near Edinburgh.
Another family of Logans also made their home in the Highlands and have been there for generations. The connection between the Highland and Lowland Logans is not known.
The Logan clan are Amigerous – meaning they do not have a clan chief.