The MacPhails are of the old Clan Chattan and most likely descend from a Paul Cattanach of Lochaber, in the western Highlands near the present Fort William. MacPhail means “The son of Paul”. Originally the MacPhails had a stronghold until 1291 at Fassifern, which is about ten miles west of Fort William.
Motto: “Memor Esto” Be Mindfull
Clan Badge: Red Whortleberry
Septs: MacPhail, MacPheal, MacPhaile, MacPhayll, McFall, MacFall, McFaul, McFell