Clan Fotheringham of Inverarity, Angus, Scotland; said to descend from a Hungarian noble who accompanied St. Margaret, daughter of Edward the Outlaw of England, from her exile in Hungary to marry Malcolm III, King of the Scots in 1070. A descendant, Huwe de Fotheringeye paid homage to Edward I of England, appearing on the Ragman Roll of 1296. In c. 1399 John Fotheringhame acquired lands near Powrie through marriage to a daughter of the Ogilvies of Auchterhouse. In 1481, Nicholas Fotheringham of Powrie tried to gain the lands of the widow of the Earl of Montrose, he was later killed at the Battle of Flodden in 1513. Sir Alexander Fotheringham of Powrie supported the Royalists during the Civil War and died in exile in France in 1652. His grandson David, a renowned horseman, registered the family arms with Lord Lyon King of Arms in 1677. Captain Thomas Frederick Fotheringham, of the Scots Fusiliers, served with distinction throughout the Crimean War (1853-56). He married Lady Charlotte Carnegie, sister of the ninth Earl of Southesk and their son, Walter, succeeded to the estates and castles of Grandtully and Murthly in Perthshire.
Arms: (ancient) Ermine, three bars gules.
Crest: A griffin’s head erased proper.
Motto: Be it fast.
Arms: (modern) Quarterly, 1st, Ermine, three bars gules (Fotheringham); 2nd, gules, a lion rampant or, armed and langued azure, with a scimitar in his dexter paw proper, hilted and pommelled of the second all within a bordure of the field (Scrymgeour); 3rd, Argent, a lion rampant guardant gules, crowned or, in the middle chief a crescent all within a borudre of the second (Ogilvy): 4th grand quarter, counterquartered (l) and (IV), or a fess chequy azure and argent; (II) and (III), argent, a galley her oars in action sable, all within a bordure azure, charged with eight buckles or(Stewart)
Crests: (I) A griffin segreant proper (Fotheringham)
(2) A lion’s paw erased holding a scimitar proper.
Mottoes: (I) Be it fast (2) Dissipate( Disperse)