Crest: A bull’s head cabossed sable, horned Or, between two flags gules, staved at the first
|District||Inner Hebrides, Outer Hebrides, Sutherland|
|Hugh Magnus MacLeod of MacLeod|
|30th Hereditary Chief Clan MacLeod Chief of the Name and Arms of MacLeod (MacLeòid)|
The surname MacLeod means ‘son of Leod’. The name Leod is an Anglicization of the Scottish Gaelic name Leòd, which is thought to have been derived from the Old Norse. Clann means family, while mhic is the genitive of mac, the Gaelic for son, and Leòid is the genitive of Leòd. The whole phrase therefore means The family of the son of Leod.
The Clan MacLeod of Lewis claims its descent from Leod, who according to MacLeod tradition was a younger…
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