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How is the Harris family related to the Campbell clan of Scotland?

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on 2019-08-16 05:00:21

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by nena58 on 2019-08-16 21:25:38

The macleods were a part of the original Campbell clan who fought + moved across the united Kingdom , along time ago ,including the Isle of Skye . As you can read - Harris - was a part of the isle of sky. When names were passed originally thro ' The united Kingdom Parliment to be recorded Some used their " Harris " origin as their surname . cheers
Scottish clan profile: MacDonald


The surname MacLeod means ‘son of Leod’, who was in possession of Harris and part of Skye.

According to legend, he married the daughter of a Norse king of Skye, and had two sons, who each formed their own branch of the Clan - Siol Tormond and Siol Torquil.

DNA tests have shown that Torquil was actually the grandson of Tormond, who held Harris and Glenelg on the mainland and Dunvegan on Skye.

During the Jacobite rising, Clan MacLeod didn’t support Charles’ claim, instead raising money for the support of the British army.

Dunvegan Castle, a mile north of the village of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, is the seat of the Chief of the Clan MacLeod. It dates from the fourteenth century and originally stood on an island.


Little is known about the early history of this clan, other than they served the Lords of the Isles. After the forfeiture of the Lordship of the Isles in 1493, the clan gained independence in its own right and were gifted with land on the Isle of Skye after helping Robert the Bruce when he was a fugitive from Carrick.

The Mackinnon chiefs moved into Dunringall Castle and were styled “of Strathardale”.

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