The Clan Maxwell is a Scottish clan associated with the region of Dumfries and Galloway. The clan takes its name from the Norman-French “Maccus’ well,” referring to a well associated with the clan’s early territory. The Maxwells were known for their military prowess and their involvement in political affairs. A notable figure of the clan is Sir John Maxwell, 4th Lord Maxwell, who lived during the 16th century. Sir John Maxwell was a Scottish nobleman and military commander. He played a significant role in the defense of Scotland against English invasions, particularly during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Sir John Maxwell’s military achievements and his leadership in protecting Scottish interests have made him a notable figure in Clan Maxwell’s history.