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Name of Tartan:
Alexander of Menstry (Personal)
Designer / Source:
Alexander, Raydon Eiland
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The old spelling of Menstry (with a 'y') is used to avoid any impression that 'Alexander of Menstrie' refers to a baronial landholding. Designed by Raydon Eiland Alexander of San Antonio, Texas in 2002 it is aimed at the many Alexander descendants who first took that family name in Menstrie (at the foot of the Ochil Hills in Clackmannanshire).The purple and green block in this design represent the heather and grass of the Ochils and the white lines on blue form the Scottish Saltire flag when rotated throuigh 45 degrees. There are ten threads of white for the ten Alexanders (nine siblings and their father) who crossed the Atlantic to Virginia in 1669 and from whom most of this surname in the south of the USA are likely to have descended.
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