Believed to have been derived from the Gaelic ‘Mac an Léigh’ meaning “son of the physician”, the MacLea clan are most associated with the Scottish district of Argyll.
The seat of the MacLea clan is Bachuil on the Isle of Lismore.
The MacLea surname shares a common history and ancestry with the Livingston clan, even sharing the same clan crest, motto, chief and tartans.
The current clan chief is The Much Hon. Niall Livingstone of Bachuil.