Clan MacNab

The name MacNab comes from the Gaelic "Mac An Aba", meaning "child of the abbot". The progenitor of the clan is widely claimed ot be Abraruadh, the Abbot of Glen Dochart and Strathearn, and allegedly a son of Kenneth MacAlpin, the first King of Scots. The earliest reference to the clan is from records dating to 1124. The MacNab clan motto is "Timor Omnis Abesto" (Let fear be far from all) and the clan crest is a savage's head.