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O'Murphy


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Murphy is by far the most frequently found surname of Irish origin with well over 50,000 bearers of the name in Ireland alone. This name is derived from two distinct Gaelic septs. The first of these was O'Murchadha and the second was MacMurchadha. The name is taken from words that translate as 'sea warrior'. Murphy is only very occasionally rendered as O'Murphy or MacMurphy. Other variants of this.....


Heraldry Database: Maccasland

MacCasland







Surname:  MacCasland
Branch:  MacCasland
Origins:  Scottish
More Info:  Scotland

Background:  The original name holder was a person by the name of "Absalom" who held the tenancy of the Island of Clarininch in Loch Lomond. In later years the Island was a gathering place for Clan Buchanan. Now a sept of Clan Buchanan.


Motto:  Audaces juvat, She favours the bold.
Arms:  Or, a lion ramp. sa. holding in his dexter paw a scymitar in bend (likely sinister) ppr. betw. two mullets of the third pierced of the field in chief and a pheon pointing upwards az. in base.
Crest:  A dexter hand erect ppr. holding up a ducal cap tufted on the top with a rose gu. within two branches of laurel disposed orleways also ppr.


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Name Variations:  MacCasland, McCasland, MacAuslan, MacAslan, MacAsland, MacAusland, MacAuslane, MacAuslin, MacCauslan, MacCausland, MacCauseland, Absalom.

References:
One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.
Scottish Clans and Tartans; Neil Grant - 2000.
Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia; George Way of Plean and Romilly Squire - 1994.
Scottish Clans and Tartans; Ian Grimble - 1973.
World Tartans; Iain Zaczek - 2001.
Clans and Families of Scotland; Alexander Fulton - 1991.






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