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Old 01-10-2014, 09:27 PM   #946
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Clan Cameron is a West Highland Scottish clan, with one main branch Lochiel, and numerous cadet branches. The Clan Cameron lands are in Lochaber and within their lands lies Ben Nevis which is the highest mountain in the British Isles.. The Chief of the clan is customarily referred to as simply "Lochiel"..

The origins of Clan Cameron are uncertain and there are several theories. A manuscript of the clan says that it is old tradition that the Camerons were originally descended from the son of the royal family of Denmark who assisted the restoration of King Fergus II of Scotland, and that their progenitor was called Cameron from his crooked nose (Scottish Gaelic: cam-shròn) – such nicknames were and are common in Gaelic culture, and that his dependants then adopted the name...

According to John Mair, the Clan Cameron and the Chattan Confederation shared a common origin and together followed one chief, but this statement has no foundation or evidence to support it. Allen surnamed MacOrchtry the son of Uchtred is mentioned by tradition as the chief of Camerons during the reign of King Robert II of Scotland and, according to the same source, the Camerons and Chattan Confederation were two rival, hostile tribes...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Cameron
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=201
http://www.greymansland.com/andy-mcn...e-need-change/

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