The Wallace Clan can trace their origins back to Normandy and would come to Scotland in the 11th century. The clan arrived in the country after living in Wales and it is there that the name is thought to have been derived from the phrase Le Waleis means “Welshman”.
The Wallaces would eventually settle in the Scottish Lowlands, particularly in Ayrshire and Renfrewshire, and would make their clan seat Craigie Castle, a now ruined castle near Kilmarnock.
The clan would have many famous members over the years, no more so than William Wallace, the great Scottish patriot during the Scottish Wars of Independence.
The current clan chief is Andrew Robert Wallace.