The Clan Montgomery is a Scottish clan associated with the region of Ayrshire and the Scottish Borders. The clan takes its name from the place name Montgomery, meaning “Gumarich’s hill” in Old English. The Montgomerys were known for their involvement in military affairs and their role as landowners. A notable figure of the clan is Sir Hugh Montgomery, who lived during the 16th century. Sir Hugh Montgomery was a Scottish nobleman and military commander. He played a significant role in the Plantation of Ulster, where he was granted extensive lands in County Down, Ireland. Sir Hugh Montgomery’s contributions to the colonization of Ulster have made him a notable figure in Clan Montgomery’s lineage.