The surname of Campbell comes from the Scottish Gaelic 'Na Caimbeulaich' which means 'crooked mouth,' and possibly relates to the physiognomy of an early chief.
Clan Campbell is a Highland Scottish clan. Their lands were in Argyll and the chief of the clan became the Earl and later Duke of Argyll. Clan Campbell consistently supported the Royal House of Stewart and, following the break up of the Lordship of the Isles at the end of the 15th century, emerged as the most powerful clan in the West Highlands.
Places of Interest: Black Castle, near Moulin, Perthshire; Castle Campbell (Castle Gloom), near Dollar, Stirlingshire, Crarae, Loch Fyne, Argyll; Dunstaffnage, Argyll and Inveraray Castle, Loch Fyne, Argyll. Inveraray is the base of the Clan Campbell society, a worldwide organization.