The cover of the Mackintosh history -- which is the story of the 31 chiefs, to date, and they are indeed a mixed bunch -- displays the elaborate symbol which can be worn or shown _only_ by the chief. It features the Highland wildcat, beloved of the Clan Chattan (meaning Clans of the Cat) folk, and shows the slogan of both Clans Mackintosh and Chattan, which is, "Touch not the cat bot (without) a glove."
Clan Mackintosh and Clan Chattan are made up of 216 families. Most of these families have an association in the U.S., in Scotland, in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. One does not have to have the surname to be a member of these clan associations. Having an ancestor who had the name is enough.
Lady Anne Mackintosh is a key figure to all of these groups. She is a major heroine in the rebellion that engulfed scotland in 1745-46. This event is far from forgotten. At the 250th annviversary of this rebellion, celebrated some five miles from Moy Hall, the Clan Mackintosh seat, hundreds of people came from all over the world to observe the event. They stood where the members of their clan stood on the fateful day Scotland's future was decided by warring soldiers on Culloden Moor.
Even descendants of the English soldiers arrived, to stand where their redcoat ancestors had stood as they slaughtered the Scots.
Some of the modern Scots hooted and jeered the English participants, who replied tartly, "We have as much right to be here as you do. Our ancestors died here, too."
The 216 families making up the Clan Mackintosh and Clan Chattan septs or subgroups are:
Clan Mackintosh Septs
Adamson, Ayson, Cash, Clarke, Clark, Clerk, Clerkson, Combie, Combe, Crarer, Crearar, Crearer, Crerar, Dallas, Doles, Eason, Easson, Eggie, Eggo, Ego, Elder, Esson, Glen, Glennie, Glenny, Hardie, Hardy, Heggie, Iiggison, Hosick, Hossack, Leary, Macandrew, Macarney, Macay, Maccaish, Maccardney, Maccartney, Maccash, Maccause, Macchlery, Macclair, Maccleary, Macclery, Maccolm, Maccomas, Maccomb, Maccombe, Maccombich, Maccombie, Maccomie, Macconchie, Macfail, Macfall, macfauld, Macglashan, Macglashen, Macharday, Machardie, Machardy, Mackay, Mackeggie, Mackeison, Mackeson, Mackieson, Mackillican, Mackilligan, Maclear, Macleary, Macclehose, Maclerie, Macnevin, Macniven, Macomie, Macomish, Macphail, Macphial, Macphiel, Macritchie, Mactause, Mactavish, Macthomas, Macvail, Mcintosh, Mckintosh, Nairn, Nairne, Nevin, Nevins, Nevison, Niven, Noble, Paul, Raull, Ripley, Ritchie, Sivewright, Tarrell, Taweson, Tawson, Thom, Thoms Thons, Tosh Toshach.
Clan Chattan Clans and Septs:
Currie, Fersen, Gillespie, Gillies, Gow, Lees, MacCurrach, MacGowan, MacLeish, LacLise, MacMurdo, MacMurdoch, MacMurrich, MacVurrich, Murdoch, Murdoson.
Bean, MacBeath, MacBeth, Macilvain, MacVean
Barrie, Brebner, Christie, Coates, Coutts, Farquhar, Findlay, Findlayson, Finlay, Finlayson, Gracie, Greusach, Hardie, Hardy, Kellas, Lyon, McCaig, MacCardney, Macartney, MacCuaig, MacEarachar, MacFarquhar, Machardie, Machardy, MacKerchar, MacKerracher, Mackindlay, Mackinlay, Paterson, Reoch, Riach,
Gilroy, MacGillivour, MacGilroy, MacGilvra, MacGilvray, Macilroy, Macilvrae, MacThomas, MacPhail
Davie, Davis, Dawson, Dow, Kay, Macdade, Macdaid, MacDavid.
MacCunn, MacSwan, MacSwen, MacSween, MacSwyde, Swan.
MacIntyres of Badenoch
Septs of MacIntyres of Badenoch:
Tyre, MacTear, Wright, McEntire
Macleans of Dochgarroch
Septs of Macleans of Dochgarroch:
Beath, Beaton, Black, Lean, MacBeath, MacBheath, MacBeth, Macilduy, MacLergain, MacRankin, MacVeagh, MacVey, Rankin.