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Tartan Details - Breeding

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Breeding" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 6806
STWR ref: none
Designer: 'Newsome, Matthew A C
Tartan date: 01/12/2005
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Name
Registration notes: For John Breeding of Colorado. A blending of the Stewart of Atholl and Dundee tartans. For use by all of the name Breeding or Breeden. According to information supplied by Mr Breeding, the Breeding/Breeden family originated in France, migrated into England, then Scotland, and finally to the United States. John Breeding descends from Patience Breeding, who first appears in records pregnant and unmarried as an indentured servant in Virginia in 1701. The white line in the tartan is to commemorate Patience Breeding. Elements of the Stewart of Atholl tartan honour the family's French oriigins (the Stewart of Atholl sett was used to create the 'Auld Alliance' tartan due to the strong ties France had with the Stewart dynasty). Elements of Wilsons' Dundee tartan were used to reflect where the family lived in Scotland. The colours of the flags of France, England, Scotland, the USA, and Virginia are all reflected in the tartan design.
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