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Dougal MacKenzie
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Full Name Dougal MacKenzie
Born 1694
Occupation War Chieftan of Clan MacKenzie
Clan MacKenzie
Family Information
Family Members Jacob MacKenzie (father)

Anne MacKenzie (mother)
Ellen Fraser (sister)
Colum MacKenzie (brother)
Janet MacKenzie (sister)
Flora MacKenzie (sister)
Jocasta Innes (sister)

Maura Grant MacKenzie (wife)
Molly MacKenzie (daughter)
Tabitha MacKenzie (daughter)
Margaret MacKenzie (daughter)
Eleanor MacKenzie (daughter)
William Buccleigh MacKenzie (son)
Hamish MacKenzie (nephew)

Dougal MacKenzie is the War Chieftain of Clan MacKenzie. His older brother Colum is the ruling Laird but would be nothing without Dougal, his loyal right hand. He is a skilled and experienced warrior. A strong leader, he commands respect in any setting and is feared by many. Unlike his brother, Dougal secretly supports the rebel cause against the British.

Personal HistoryEdit

Events of the NovelsEdit

--Event summary for Dougal in Outlander--

Dougal dies shortly before the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Jamie kills him while defending Claire, and it is Dougal's murder that becomes the catalyst for sending Claire back through the stones.


Physical AppearanceEdit



Dougal is the anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dùghall, which meant "dark stranger" from dubh "dark" and gall "stranger".[1] One of the names given to the invading Vikings, probably for the darker-haired Danes.[2]

MacKenzie is the anglicized form of MacCoinnich, a Gaelic patronymic name meaning "son of Coinneach". The personal name Coinneach means "handsome" or "comely".[3][4]


TV SeriesEdit

Main article: Outlander Television Series

Scottish actor Graham McTavish portrays Dougal in the STARZ Outlander television series.


  1. Dougal name meaning --
  2. Johnson, Geoffrey. O'Baby: The Irish Baby Name Book. Accessed 17 August 2014.
  3. Behind the Name

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