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Clan Lindsay
(Gaelic Name: MacGhille Fhionntaig)

Clan Lindsay Clan Crest Septs of Clan Lindsay
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Buyers, Byers, Cobb, Crawford, Deuchar, Deuchars, Downie, Fotheringham, Lyndsay, Lindsey, Lyndsey, Lindesey, Rhind, Rhynd, Summers, Sumner

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Badge:A swan rising out of a coronet.
Motto:Endure forte
Motto Translation:suffer bravely

History of Clan Lindsay
The Lindsays are descended from Danes who had come to England between the 6th and 9th centuries. After the Norman conquest of 1066 Baldric de Lindsay became a tenant under the Earl of Chester in England. In 1120 Sir Walter Lindsay was a member of the council of David, Earl of Huntingdon who became King of Scotland. Sir Walter Lindsay's successor, either his son or brother came to Scotland with the new King.

William Lindsay acquired the lands of Crawford in Lanarkshire, Scotland. He gave some of his Ayrshire lands to the Dryburgh Abbey.
In the 13th century Sir David Lindsay of Crawford joind King Louis IX of France on a crusade but he was killed in Egypt. One of the crusader's sons Sir Alexander Leslie was a Knight of King Edward I of England.

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Motto:
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Clan Seat/Lands:Borders, Angus
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What is a sept?
In Scotland, a sept is 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 and display the clan crest (badge at the top of this page) although they often have tartans of their own.

 

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