MacLaren Family Crest
The Scottish surname MacLaren, also found in Northern Ireland, is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Mac Labhrainn meaning “son of Labhrann,” a Gaelic form of the personal name Lawrence. The MacLarens were followers of the ancient Earl of Strathearn and were cadets of that ancient house when they fought at the Battle of the Standard under King David I of Scotland in 1138.The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Johannes M'Lern. This was dated 1466, in the Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, during the reign of King James III of Scotland, 1460 - 1488. Today there are approximately 1200 bearers of the name MacLaren in the US.



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