Davidsons of today can boast a proud lineage that stretches back as one of the main clans of the mighty confederation of clans known as Clan Chattan.
One Gaelic form of the name is MacDaidh, indicating ‘son of David’, and the Davidsons trace a descent from the 4th Chief of Clan Chattan.
With broadsword in hand, they were frequently embroiled in warfare, including a ferocious battle against Clan Cameron in 1375 in which the Chief of Clan Davidson and seven of his sons were killed.
In 1524, Milmore MacDaidh, 14th Chief of Clan Davidson, was held captive for seven years before being tortured, hanged and beheaded for slaying the 14th Chief of Clan Mackintosh.
In more peaceful times, Duncan Davidson, 14th Laird of Tulloch, was a great favourite of Queen Victoria on her frequent visits to her northern kingdom.
Chronicled here is the stirring tale of the Davidsons.