Clan Dunlop Crest Badge T-Shirt in Black available in Men’s and Ladies variations.
Men’s – Large two color crest badge on back of shirt with small one color crest print that reads Clan Dunlop. Sizes M-XXXL.
Ladies V-Neck – Large two color crest badge on front of shirt. Sizes M-XXL.
Standard and Ladies sizes in drop down menu below.
Printed on 100% Pre Shrunk Cotton T-Shirt.
The circular belt has the Motto of the Chief of the Clan inscribed in it. Within the belt is the crest of the Clan Chief. The belt and buckle denote the clansman.
Crest: A dexter hand holding a dagger erect, all Proper
Motto: Merito (Deservedly)
The Clansman’s Crest Badge is the most powerful emblem of your Clan Heritage. Displaying this badge is a symbol of your allegiance to your clan. The perfect gift for any descendant.
“Cuimhnich air na daoine o’n d’thaining thu” – Remember the men from whom you are descended.
The name is a well-known Ayrshire (Southwest Scotland) surname derived from the lands of Dunlop in the District of Cunningham. The first part is derived from the Gaelic word “dun” which means “a fort or strong place” (all Iron Age fortresses in this language were called “Duns”, i.e.: Dun Aidenn, Dunadd, Dumbarton, Dunbar, Dunkelt, etc).
The derivation of the second part is uncertain, but scholars say that it probably derives from the Gaelic word “laib” or “lub”, (pronounced “labh”) meaning “the winding or bending.”
We know that both the Brythonic Celts (Welsh, Strathclyde Brits) and the DalRiadan Goidolic Celts (Irish, later also known as Scotti) who later occupied this area gave the name Dun Lop (“Fortress” at the Bend) to the stronghold built on a hill around which the “burn” or stream called the Glazert winds. To this very day that rise is still known as Dunlop Hill. The family from which we all descend took their name from this Celtic landmark. The area was populated in the 5th century and earlier by the Damnoni tribe.
he Celtic Chief who ruled the locals here from pre-Roman times (Romans were present in Britain from approx 26AD- 406 AD), according to legend, called himself the “Dunlop of Dunlop”. The first recorded use, though, of the Dunlop surname appears during The Thirteenth Century in various documents (i.e.: a record of indenture between Godfrey de Ross and the Burgesses of Irvine, witnessed by Dom [baron] Willelmus de Dunlop in 1260.) Most surnames came into use in the 1200’s.
After Scottish King Malcolm annexed the Kingdom of Strathclyde, he started the feudalization of the entire area. His successor, King David I (1224-1253), granted Lauderdale and Cunninghame to a Hugh de Moreville, who was appointed Hereditary Constable and built a castle at Kilmaurs. de Moreville founded Kilwinning Abbey about 1140. Hugh was succeeded by his son, Richard, and then his son, William de Moreville. William de Moreville granted the lands of Stewarton to Dom Godfrey De Ros (or Rosse). It is believed that the adjacent lands Of Dunlop were also included in De Ros’s possessions. That is , he was given the Fortress on Dunlop Hill. He called the local site Boarland and also Overhill. His son, of the same name, also held these lands. The Greater estate was called Hunthall, for the ancient seated Laird of Dunlop was appointed huntsman to the Norman de Ros.
This hereditary Celtic Mormaer, (Dunlop of Dunlop) whose line had ruled on Dunlop Hill for ages and was arguably of Noble lineage of the Kingdom of Strathclyde…was appointed the Huntsman for De Ros, and then given land to build a large manor house on the banks of the Clerkland Burn. Dunlop House (the fourth in a series) still stands on this site. The main branch of the Dunlop Family resided at this Clerkland estate, called Hunthall. The Estate was erected into the Barony of Dunlop in 1688.
In 1407 Alexander Dunlop was titled “Dunlop of that ilk”. (This title was peculiar to the Scots, denoting not just the gentleman, but that he was the Chief of all the Clans of his surname. The title is more honorable than modern titles such as Earls, Dukes, etc.) Today that title is held by James Stuart Wallace Dunlop (1968-), 30th of that Ilk and Current Chief of the Name ; only son of Keith Stuart Wallace Dunlop, living near Devon, England.
Cadet branches were established near Glasgow and in Berwickshire, in the Borders. Also founded were branches in Auchenskaith, Keppoch, and Gairbraid. These Dunlop families flourished in all areas, and played important roles in the affairs of Scotland, Britain, America, India, Canada, The West Indies, and Australia. The Glasgow and Doonside branches still have lands and titles today.
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