Clan MacQueen Badge, Scottish Highland Clan, Clan McQueen, Clan Chattan

Clan MacQueen Badge, Scottish Highland Clan, Clan McQueen, Clan Chattan

SKU: CLAN0019

Clan MacQueen is a Highland Scottish clan and a member of the Chattan Confederation. 
The surname MacQueen is an Anglicization of Mac Shuibhne (Gaelic), meaning son of Shuibhne. Suibhne was a Gaelic byname meaning ‘pleasant’. Suibhne could also be used as a Gaelic equivalent of the Old Norse byname Sveinn, meaning ‘boy’ or ’servant’.
  
A group of MacQueen was thought to have provided an escort for a marriage between an heiress of Clan Ranald and a chief of Clan MacKintosh. After the marriage many of the MacQueen settled in the Findhorn Valley, and were known as Clan Revan. By the sixteenth century this group had possession of lands in Corrybrough. On the 4th April 1609, Donald Macqueen of Corrybrough signed the bond of manrent, with the chiefs of the other tribes composing the Clan Chattan, whereby they bound themselves to support Angus Mackintosh of that ilk as their captain and leader.
There were numerous MacQueen on Skye and Lewis, another branch of MacQueen held lands at Castle Sween in Argyll.
Starting in about the eighteenth century the clan’s fortune began to fail and many MacQueen were forced emigrated to overseas, ultimately even the chief was thought to have emigrated to New Zealand. Their crest is that of a wolf rampant and their motto is “constant and faithful”.
 
Clan Profile
      Gaelic Name: MacShuibne
      Moto: Constant and Faithful.
      Badge: Boxwood.
      Lands: Skye, Lewis, Argyll and Lanarkshire
At this moment in time, the MacQueen clan is known as an ‘armigerous’ clan. There is no record of a clan chief in the Lord Lyon records, there is however, a possibility of a future clan chief, and this of course is subject to Her Majesty’s Lord Lyon. The likely clan chief is Andrew William MacQueen of that Ilk, who resides in the City of Dundee.


Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal.  After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution.  Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge.

  • Production Process

    Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal.  After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution.  Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge.

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