TATTOO DESIGNS & SYMBOLS - STRACHAN
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Strachan Clan Tattoos - This name is derived from the lands of Strachan, or Strathachen, in Kincardineshire. 'Strath' is derived from the Gaelic, 'srath', meaning 'broad mountain valley'. In 1200 Walderus de Stratheihen made a grant of lands to the church of St. Andrews. John, son of Rudolph de Strathane, gifted lands to the Abbey of Dunfermline which was confirmed by a charter of Alexander III IN 1278. The barony of Strachan and the lands of Feteresso passed to the family of Keith from Strachans by marriage, in the reign of David II, but Sir James Strachan of Monboddo obtained the lands of Thornton in Kincardine.
He had two sons - the elder, Duncan, took the lands of Monboddo, while the younger had the lands of Thornton.
William Starchan was born in Edinburgh in 1715. He became a printer for a time and worked in the same office as Benjamin Franklin, the American statesman, scientist and philosopher. He was a friend of Samuel Johnson and became a Member of Parliament.
Clan Strachan Motto: Non Timeo Sed Caveo
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