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Matheson Clan

Possibly derived from the Gaelic Mic Mhathghamhuin, meaning “son of the bear”, the Matheson clan are closely associated with the Scottish Highlands, particularly Lochalsh in Sutherland.

The traditional clan seat of Matheson was at Fort Matheson near Loch Achaidh na h-Inich. This fort is now destroyed but originally served as the first seat of the clan.

The current chief Sir Alexander Fergus Matheson, 8th Baronet, who now resides in Norfolk, England.

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Septs: BAIRNSON, MACBIRNIE, MACBURNIE, MACMAHON, MACMATH, MASSEY, MASSIE, MATHESON, MATHIE, MATHIESON, MATTHEWSON, MCBIRNIE, MCBURNIE, MCMAHON, MCMATH
Motto: FAC ET SPERA
Translation: DO AND HOPE
Crest: Issuant from an antique crown Or; a hand brandishing a scimitar fessways all Proper.
scottish matheson hunting ancient tartan

Matheson Hunting Ancient Tartan

scottish matheson hunting modern tartan

Matheson Hunting Modern Tartan

scottish matheson red modern tartan

Matheson Red Modern Tartan