Clan Grierson

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Grierson
Clan member crest badge - Clan Grierson.svg
Crest: A fetterlock Argent
MottoHoc securior
Profile
RegionLawlands
DestrictDumfriesshire
Chief
Grierson of Lag arms female.svg
Sarah Grierson o Lag,[1]
Chief o the Name an Airms o Grierson.[2]
Historic seatLag Tower

The name Grierson is frae the Scots lawlands.

The surname Grierson is no a patronymic form o the medieval Scots personal name Grier which is a form o the personal name Gregory.[3] It haes been speculatit bi some that thay mey descend frae the same line as Clan Gregor, housomeivver this is refutit bi ithers ; David Alan Grierson suggests a closer leuk at the meanin o the surname o Grierson, wheniver translatit intae gaelic, literally means MacGriogair. The principal seat o the Griersons wis Lag, which wis obtained in aboot 1408.[4]

The current chief o the name Grierson, an a member o the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs.[5] is Sarah Grierson of Lag,[1][6] the first female tae hauld this role in an unbroken line frae the faimily o Grierson o Lag.

The crest badge o a clan member o the Griersons contains the Laitin motto: HOC SECURIOR Archived 2010-12-28 at the Wayback Machine.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "clanchiefs.org". Archived frae the original on 26 Julie 2011. Retrieved 15 Februar 2011.
  2. burkespeerage.com
  3. "Grierson Name Meaning and History". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2008.; see an aa "Grier Name Meaning and History". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2008.
  4. a b "Clan Grierson". Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs (clanchiefs.org). Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  5. "The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs Members of the Standing Council". Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs (clanchiefs.org). Archived frae the original on 8 Julie 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2010.
  6. "clangrierson.com". Archived frae the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 15 Februar 2011.