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Clan Agnew

Clan Agnew
Branch:
Agnew of Lochnaw
Clan Agnew Clan Crest

Septs of Clan Agnew (what is a sept?)
Agneli, Agnex, Aignell, Aggnew, Agnewe, Agnew, Agneaux, Aygnel, Angnew, Slavan

Clan Badge: An eagle issuant and reguardant proper.
Motto: Consilio non impetu (By thought not violence)

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Clan Agnew Tartan

Clan Agnew History:
Clan Agnew is a Scottish clan from Wigtownshire and Galloway in the southwest of Scotland.

Current Clan Chief: 11th Baronet Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw. Sir Crispin is a leading expert on Scottish clans and is Rothesay Herald of Arms in Ordinary at the Court of the Lord Lyon.
Surname Meaning:
1. Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Agneaux in Manche, France.
2. Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic O Gnimh 'descendant of Gniomh', a byname meaning 'action' or 'activity'. The O Gnimhs were hereditary poets to a branch of the O'Neills; in this family the traditional pronunciation is with the stress on the second syllable.

Clan Agnew Arms
Arms: Argent, a chevron between two cinquefoils in chief gules and a saltire couped in base azure.
Crest: An eagle issuant and reguardant proper.
Supporters: Two heraldic tigers proper, collared and chained or.
Motto:Consilio non impetu (By thought not violence)

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Clan Standard:
Azure, a St Andrew's cross argent in the hoist and of two tracts argent and gules, upon which is depicted the badge three times along with the motto 'Consilio non impetu' in letters or upon two transverse bands sable.

Origins of the Name:

lochnaw castle
Lochnaw Castle

Clan Seat, Lands and Castles:
Lochnaw Castle, no longer in family hands

Warcry:
Plant Badge:
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External Links:
Clan Agnew Society of Brazil

What is a Sept
In Scotland, a sept is often a family that is absorbed into a larger Scottish clan for mutual benefit. For example, the Burns family sept was absorbed into the Clan Campbell. The Burns family, being very small and of questionable heritage, gained legitimacy and protection; the Campbell clan absorbed a potential rival for British affection in Scotland. Each Scottish clan typically has a number of septs, each with its own surname. Septs have rights to wear clan tartans although they often have tartans of their own.

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