Chiefs and Chieftains: Clan MacDonald

[Crest of Clansfolk of Clan MacDonald] Crest of Clansfolk of Clan MacDonald
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	MacDonald of Knoydart

		Gaelic: Mac Ailein `ic Ailein

	The Chief of Clan Donald

		Gaelic: Mac-Dhomnuill

	MacDonald of the Isles

		Gaelic: Mac-Dhomnuill nan Eilean

	MacDonald of Glencoe

		Gaelic: Mac-Iain

	MacDonald of Ardnamurchan

		Gaelic: Mac-Iain-Aird-nam-murchan

	MacDonald of Glenalladale

		Gaelic: Mac-Iain Oig

	MacDonald of Clanranald

		Gaelic: Mac-`ic-Ailein (MacAllan) [*]

	MacDonald of Morar

		Gaelic: Mac-`ic-Dhugaill (Mhorair)

{*} Note:
Frank Adams advises: "the style `Mac-ic' used by certain persons of these families is not a `chiefly' title, but (as explained by Sir John Maclean of Duart, Bt.) actually denotes a cadet of the line of the affixed name, usually applied when the person was not actual chief or chieftain, but when there was a dispute in progress. e.g., Clan Ranald, where prior to the time of Ian Moyderlach, the title was MacAllan. ["Clans, Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands," 1908]

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