Gaelic Name:MacFhionghuin, later spelling.... MacFingon
Origin of Name: MacFhionghuin
Motto: Audentes fortuna juvat (Fortune assists the daring)
Lands:Iona and North Mull and Skye
Gaelic, MacFhionghuin (Son of the fair born)
The MacKinnons claim their descent from the royal family of King Kenneth MacAlpine. Who was also progenitor of The Royal House of Stewart, and Clan MacGregor.
The clan slogan of “Cumnich Bas Alpin” or “Remember the death of Alpin” refers to the great-grandson of Kenneth, who was slain by Bruch, King of the Picts, in 837. His son Fingon, or “fair-born” is hailed as the progenitor of the clan. His brother Grigor was the progenitor of Clan MacGregor
The full text for Clan MacKinnon is available on The Clans & Tartans of Scotland CD Rom. For more information......www.scotclans.com