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Primrose Clan

Taking their name from the lands of Primrose in Fife, the Primrose is believed to come from the Pictish words, pren, “tree”, and *ros “moor”.

The clan would eventually settle to the south of the Firth of Forth, in north-west Edinburgh, at their historical clan seat – Dalmeny House. The building was acquired by the Primroses in the 1660s and the current gothic-style mansion was completed in 1817. The chief family still resides in the house.

The current clan chief of Primrose is Neil Primrose, 7th Earl of Rosebery.

Details

Septs:
Motto: FIDE ET FIDUCIA
Translation: BY FIDELITY AND CONFIDENCE
Crest: A demi-lion rampant Gules, holding in his dexter paw a primrose Or.