33,844 MCLEOD members around the world
Stay informed about MCLEOD Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
MCLEOD Family HistoryThe Macleods are thought by some to descend from the old Lords of the Isle of Man, as they began, early in the 18th Century, to add the Arms of Man to their Coat of Arms, but this is by no means conclusive as such heraldic assumptions were not uncommon in the 17th and 18th Centuries. McLeod is the Anglicization of the Gaelic "MacLeoid", meaning son (Mac) of Leod, which derives from the Norse personal name "Ljotr" or "Ljot", originally a double stemmed name of which this word was the first element, probably from "ljot-ulf", ugly wolf.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous MCLEOD (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the MCLEOD tribe
- Find your MCLEOD ancestor
- Tell us about your MCLEOD Family
- Tell us about your MCLEOD ancestors
- Ask a question about the MCLEOD history
- Leave a message for MCLEOD family members
Invite more MCLEOD family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the MCLEOD tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Show off the MCLEOD Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from