A MacMILLAN ARMORIAL

Arms Matriculated in Lord Lyon's Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland

The Chiefly House of MacMillan of Knap

MacMillan of Knap

MacMillan of Dunmore (now of MacMillan and Knap): Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules and in chief three mullets Azure.
Confirmed to Duncan Macmillan of Dunmore, Esq., “Representative of the Antient Family of Macmillan of Knapdale,” Lyon Register 1/376, 20 Dec 1742; matriculated to Lt Gen (later Gen) Sir Gordon Holmes Alexander MacMillan of MacMillan, KCB, KCVO, CBE, DSO, MC and bar, Lyon Register 38/96, 18 July 1951; inherited 1986 by his eldest son and successor as chief, George Gordon MacMillan of MacMillan and Knap.

MacMillan of Laggalgarve

MacMillan of Laggalgarve: Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules accompanied by three mullets Azure in chief, two cross crosslets fitchée Gules in fess and three salmon naiant Vert in base.
Granted to Lt Gen Sir Gordon Holmes Alexander MacMillan of Laggalgarve, Lyon Register 38/6, 18 May 1950, prior to determination that he was entitled to the undifferenced arms, above, as hereditary chief of the clan. Subsequently matriculated to his second son, Lt Gen Sir John Richard Alexander MacMillan, KCB, CBE.

MacMillan of Murlagan and Related Arms

MacMillan of Murlagan

MacMillan of Murlagan: Or issuant from a base undy Vert charged with two bars undy of the first, a demi-lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules grasping in its dexter paw a dagger Azure hilted Or and in its sinister a sheaf of five arrows proper, accompanied by three mullets in chief Azure.
Granted to Andrew Harkness MacMillan of Murlagan (confirmation of ancient user), Lyon Register 42/48, 16 April 1957; matriculated to his eldest son, Dr William George McKelvie MacMillan of Murlagan, Lyon Register 47/80, 5 February 1965.

Angus McMillan

Angus McMillan: Or issuant from a base undy Vert charged with two bars undy of the first and surmounted of a crescent per pale Gules and Argent with a Lochaber axe head of the last issuant therefrom, a demi-lion rampant Sable armed and langued of the third grasping in its paws a weaver’s shuttle also of the third threaded of the fourth, accompanied by three mullets in chief Azure, a bordure engrailed Gules.
Matriculated in Lyon Register 43/154, 9 February 1961.

William McMillan

William McMillan: Or issuant from a base undy Vert charged with two bars undy of the first and surmounted of a crescent per pale Gules and Argent with a Lochaber axe head of the last issuant therefrom, a demi-lion rampant Sable armed and langued of the third grasping in its paws a fiery cross proper, accompanied by three mullets in chief Azure, a bordure engrailed Gules charged with a crescent Argent in centre chief.
Matriculated in Lyon Register 46/139, 30 October 1964

Other Arms Matriculated in Lyon Register

MacMillan of Shorthope

Macmillan of Shorthope (Reconstruction): Per pale Or and Argent a lion rampant Sable in chief three mullets Azure.
Matriculated in 1876 to Walter Macmillan-Scott of Wauchope and Pinnacle Hill, eldest son of Thomas Macmillan-Scott of Wauchope and Pinnacle Hill (1816-1862), to be quartered in 2nd and 3rd with the arms of Scott of Wauchope (Or on a bend Azure a mullet between two crescents Or within a bordure compony Azure and Or). Thomas Scott of Wauchope had assumed the additional surname and arms of his maternal grandfather, Thomas Macmillan of Shorthope, in accordance with the terms of the entail of the Shorthope estate.
Sources: Balfour Paul Ordinary 4630; Sir Bernard Burke, General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales (1864), p. 906.

Baron Macmillan of Aberfeldy

Rt Hon Hugh Pattison MacMillan, Baron Macmillan of Aberfeldy, GCVO, PC, KC: Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules on a chief Ermine three mullets Azure.
Granted 1 March 1932, Lyon Register 30/23

Peter Hugh Macmillan

Lt Col Peter Hugh Macmillan: Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules between three mullets Azure in chief and five open books disposed in orle therewith of the fourth, within a bordure engrailed of the third for difference.
Granted 21 June 1955, Lyon Register 40/93. Lt Col Peter Hugh Macmillan’s father was the Rt Rev John Victor Macmillan, OBE, Bishop of Guildford (b. 1877, d. 1956)

Andrew McMillan of Cleghorn

Andrew McMillan of Cleghorn: Or a lion rampant Sable armed and langued Gules between in dexter and sinister chief two ancient pistols, butts downward and outward and flintlocks showing, in base a mound of ironstone enflamed all proper.
Date of grant unknown. Shown impaled with the arms of the Worshipful Company of Gun Makers, of which Andrew McMillan was master, in Stephen Friar, ed., A Dictionary of Heraldry, (1987).


Arms from Early Scottish Sources (pre-1800)

Makclenand 1563

Makclenand of yt ilk: Argent a lion passant between two bars and in chief three mullets Gules.
Source: Forman’s Armorial, 1563. Same arms captioned Makcleland of yt ilk in Slains Armorial, 1565. The clear similarity to the later MacMillan arms shown below strongly suggests either a close genealogical connection or an error in identification on the part of the compilers of the rolls.

MacMillan 1620

Macmillan: Argent a lion passant Sable between two bars Gules and in chief three mullets Azure.
Source: 1620 manuscript in Lyon Office

MacMillan 1663

Macmillan: Argent a lion passant between two bars Sable and in chief three mullets Azure.
Source: Ross Herald’s manuscripts, pre-1663.

MacMillan of Brockloch

Macmillan of Brockloch: Argent on a chevron between three mullets Sable as many bezants.
Source:Alexander Nisbet, A System of Heraldry, Vol I, p. 219 (1722).

MacMillan of Dunmore (Variant)

Macmillan of Dunmore (Variant): Or a lion rampant Sable upon a chief parted per bar Gules three mullets Argent.
Source: William Buchanan of Auchmar, An Inquiry into the Genealogy and Present State of Ancient Scottish Surnames (1775; orig ed 1723), vol. 1, p. 164; also in Sir Bernard Burke, General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales (1864), p. 645, where the chief is blazoned as parted "per fess."


Other Reported Scottish Arms

MacMillan (Burke)

Macmillan: Argent a lion passant between two barrulets Gules in chief three stars Azure.
Source: Sir Bernard Burke, General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales (1864), p. 645.


English, Irish, and Canadian Arms

Earl of Stockton

Rt Hon Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, OM, PC: Argent a Chief Or overall between three Open Books proper edged Or and bound Azure those in chief inscribed respectively in letters Sable "Miseres" and "Discere" and that in base also in letters Sable inscribed "Succo" and as many Mullets Azure a Lion rampant Sable.
Granted by English Kings of Arms.

MacMillan of Rathdown

Scott MacMillan of Rathdown: Argent a lion passant Gules between two bars and in chief three mullets Azure.
Confirmed to Scott MacMillan of Holybrooke Hall (now of Rathdown) by the Chief Herald of Ireland, 4 March 1994.

M'Millan (England)

M’Millan (England): Argent a chevron between three mullets Sable.
Source: Sir Bernard Burke, General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales (1864), p. 645.

MacMillan (Ireland)

MacMillan (Ireland): Argent on a chevron Sable between three mullets Gules as many bezants, a bordure of the third.
Source: Sir Bernard Burke, General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales (1864), p. 645; said to have been registered in the Irish Office of Arms (Ulster Office).

MacMillan Southam (Canada)

Jean MacMillan Southam, CM: Or a lion rampant Sable holding in the forepaws a fir tree eradicated proper on a chief Vert three dogwood flowers Argent seeded Or leaved Vert.
Granted by the Chief Herald of Canada to Gertrude Jean MacMillan Southam (1915-2007) of Vancouver, B.C., 15 December 1994. Jean MacMillan was the daughter of Harvey Reginald MacMillan, founder of the MacMillan Bloedel lumber company. The fir tree carried by the lion alludes to the family business.
Source: Public Register of Arms of Canada, II:427.


American Arms

William C. McMillan

William C. McMillan: Or a lion rampant Sable on a chief Azure three stars Argent.
On the bookplate of William C. McMillan (1861-1907), of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, eldest son of Senator James McMillan.

Rustem Warthen McMillan

Rustem Warthen McMillan: Or a lion passant Sable in chief three stars Azure voided Argent and in base on a bar wavy Azure a barrulet wavy Silver.
Assumed by Dr. Robert Walker McMillan and Ernest Oliver Joseph McMillan. Recorded with the Committee on Heraldry, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 11 June 2005, in the name of their ancestor Rustem Warthen McMillan, of Oak Grove and Sylacauga, Alabama (1872-1928).

John McMillan

John McMillan: Argent on a chevron between in chief two mullets and in base a battle-axe blade to sinister Sable three plates.
Source: W. F. McMillan and C. E. McMillan, McMillan Genealogy and History (1908), attribute these arms to John McMillan, born in Scotland 1736, immigrated to America 1764, and died in Salem, Washington County, New York, 1812.