Campbell of Cawdor is an armigerous clan, the family name was originally Calder, but after Lord John Campbell moved to England he changed the spelling of the name as this is how the English pronounced Calder. When the Campbell of Cawdor tartan was first designed it did not have a name, it was eventually named in 1850 over 100 years later.
The Campbell of Cawdor sett is authorized by the present Clan Chief, Mac Cailien Mor. Campbell of Cawdor is one of Wilson’s variations based on the military sett. It was originally a numbered pattern, acquiring the name ‘Argyle’ in 1798 and ‘Argyle’ in 1819. It is not until W and A Smith work of 1850 (“The Authenticated tartan of the Clans and Families of Scotland) that the full title is given, ‘Campbell of Cawdor’ (Scottish Tartans Society). Also in the 1880 Clans Originaux.
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