macleod coat of arms

MacLeod Coat of Arms / MacLeod Family Crest

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacLeod, MacCleod, MacCloud, MacLoud and many more.First found in on the Isle of Lewis where they were seated from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alan, Angus, Anne, Catherine, Donald, George, Jean, John, Malcolm, Margaret, Mary, Murdoch and his wife Christian; Neal and his wife Margaret and three children.

(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)

Some noteworthy people of the name MacLeod

  • Gavin MacLeod, American actor who is best remembered as Captain Stubing on the “Loveboat”
  • Iain Norman Macleod (1913-1970), Scottish politician
  • Norman Macleod (1812-1872), Scottish theologian
  • George Fielden MacLeod (b. 1895), Scottish Presbyterian clergyman
  • Alistair MacLeod (b. 1936), noted Canadian author and Professor of English at the University of Windsor
  • Malcolm Macleod, former Lord Rector of Edinburgh University
  • Nathanel Macleod, British Financial Secretary of Hong Kong 1991–1995
  • Sir Alan MacLeod,
  • Sir Charles MacLeod,
  • Air Marshall Donald MacLeod,
  • Sir John MacLeod,
  • General Minden MacLeod,
  • Dame Flora MacLeod, 22nd Clan Chief