Campbell Of Lochawe Tartan
Gaelic: Cambeul (Wry mouth)
Badge: A Boar's Head
Latin Motto: Ne obliscaris (Don’t forget)
The origin of the name is thought to be both Celtic and Norman French. The Celtic source is from Dairmid O'Duine, called wry mouth, an Irish warrior chief.
The Norman connection is that Dairmid as a widower is thought to have travelled to France and married an heiress called Beauchamp whose name he adopted. The Latin of Beauchamp is Campobello and Campbell came from this.
In the middle ages the Campbells became established in the Highlands and Hebrides growing into a major clan.
The first Campbells in Argyll were probably the family of Duncan MacDuibhne, who lived during the reign of Alexander II (1214-1249). He was a Chief in Loch Awe. His son or grandson, Sir Colin Campbell of Lochawe was knighted around 1280 and in 1292 he was one of the twelve lords of Argyll whose lands were linked to form the Sherrifdom of Argyll.
This Colin was the founder of the Campbells of Argyll, and his main castle, Innischonaill, was on an island in Lochawe as was one of their earliest seats, Kilchurn Castle. This branch became Earls of Breadalbane in 1677.
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