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MacBean Clan

Possibly derived from the Gaelic word bheahtain – meaning lively one – the MacBean clan are a Highland clan closely related to the Chattan clan.

The historic seat of clan MacBean is at Kinchyle in Inverness-shire. However, this building was sold in 1759.

Clan Chief James McBain of McBain died on 7th March 2022 at the great age of 93, making him the longest lived and longest serving Chief of his clan. In line with protocol, Richard McBain of McBain succeeded his father and became the 23rd Hereditary Chief of the Clan MacBean on the same day, 7th March 2022.

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Septs: BEAN, BINNIE, MACBAIN, MACBEAN, MACILVAIN, MACILVEEN, MACVAIN, MACVANE, MACVEAN, MCBAIN, MCBEAN, MCILVAIN, MCILVEEN, MCVAIN, MCVANE, MCVEAN
Motto: TOUCH NOT A CATT BOT A TARGE
Translation: TOUCH NOT THE CAT WITHOUT A SHIELD
Crest: A grey demi-cat-a-mountain salient, on his sinister foreleg a highland tarhe, Gules.
scottish macbean modern tartan

MacBean Modern Tartan