MacDonald Clan Ranald of scotland
My ancestors came from the Isle of Arran Scotland.
We have ancestors who were MacDonalds and it is commonly accepted that we are of MacDonald Clan Ranald
However my DNA matches more Northern Irish than Scottish.
See Northern Ireland McBride Coat of Arms below.
From Southern Arran you can see Ireland on a good day.
Coat of Arms: A shield divided quarterly:
Motto: My Hope is Constant in Thee
- 1st, silver with a red lion rampant.
The Lion Rampand is the Scottish Royal Banner of Arms
- 2nd, gold with a red hand holding a red latin style cross crosslet fitché.
A fitchée cross is usually shown with a point at the bottom to drive in, pin or fasten.
It is the shape of a warrior’s or crusader’s cross.
See Clan Donald's Cross | clandonald-heritage.com
- 3rd, gold with a black lymphad (Galley with oars), and a salmon on a green sea.
Symbolize's by sea.
- 4th, silver with gold eagle in front of a green tree.
The tree is a symbol of antiquity and strength in heraldry.
The eagle in early medieval iconography represented Saint John the Evangelist, ultimately based on the tradition of the four living creatures in Ezekiel.
See The Eagle in Heraldry
McBrides of Northern Ireland
There are many McBrides in northern Ireland.
My DNA testing showed I'm related to more Northern Irish than Scottish.
From Southern Arran you can see Northern Ireland on a good day.
There was a lot of movement back and forth
Mcbride Coat of Arms, Family Crest - Mcbride Name Origin History and Meaning of Symbols
|Denotes Peace and Sincerity
|Gules/Red ||"The Martyr's colour", signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
|The Chevron ||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward
to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise.
|Chief ||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle.
|Fish ||Symbol of Christ
|Red Rose ||Signifies Beauty and Grace.
McBride's around the World - Family History