Clan Macfie, Macphee, Macphie or Macafie of Scotland. From the Gaelic Maca’phi descended from MacDhuibhshith, meaning son of a dark fairy from the legend of the family descending from a seal-woman who had been prevented from returning to the sea. Duibhshith was reader at the Holy Island of Iona in 1164, and the Macphees of Colonsay were the hereditary keepers of the records of Man and the Isles. In 1615 Malcolm Macphee of Colonsay joined Sir James Macdonald, chief of the Macdonalds in a rebellion against the Earl of Argyll and was later murdered in 1623 and his family dispossessed.
Arms: (modern): Per fess indented azure and or, in chief a sword argent, point downwards, hilted and pommelled of the second, between two pheons also points downwards of the last, in base a lymphad sable, under sail of the third and flagged of the first, within a bordure chequy or and azure.
Crest: A demi lion rampant sable, charged with a pheon point downwards or.
Motto: Pro rege (For the king).