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MacArthur Clan

Described as one of the oldest clans in Argyll, the MacArthur clan (also commonly referred to as Clan Arthur) share a common ancestry with the Campbell clan.

The clan traditionally held lands on the shore of Loch Awe in Argyll and Bute and while the clan no longer holds estates there, many of their historical artefacts can be found at the nearby Inveraray Castle – owned by Clan Campbell.

In more recent times, the clan went without a chief for over 200 years until 2002 when James Edward Moir MacArthur of Milton – a Canadian born man – successfully traced his ancestry back to the chiefly line of the clan and was given the position by the Lord Lyon. He was succeeded by his son two years later, John Alexander MacArthur of that Ilk.

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Septs: ARTHUR, ARTHURSON, CARTER, MACARTHUR, MACCAIRTER, MACCARTER, MACINDEOR, MCARTHUR MCCAIRTER, MCCARTER, MCINDEOR
Motto: FIDE ET OPERA
Translation: BY FIDELITY AND LABOUR
Crest: Two branches of bay in orle, Proper.
scottish macarthur ancient tartan

MacArthur Ancient Tartan

scottish macarthur modern tartan

MacArthur Modern Tartan