© Iain SINCLAIR, Mailhac, juin 2007 Le coq du nord RCS Narbonne, SIRET 453949786 00017 TVA FR22453949786
Le coq du nord - the history of the name
"How did the name come about?" is a question that we often get asked.
Well, let me tell you a story...
This is yet another example of "The Auld Alliance" being re-born
Our family name is SINCLAIR which is a name, although originally French, is more usually associated with Scotland. In our case, the very North of Scotland in a small village called Reay. Every Scottish clan has a badge or emblem that is particular to that clan. The clan crest for the Sinclair's is a cockerel (rooster for those from the US).
In France "le coq français" is one of the most famous symbols to represent France and the French people. It just will not go away, no matter how many people have tried to get rid of it. It has been around since the time of the Gauls.
So when Patricia and Iain SINCLAIR, from the North of Scotland, settled in the South of France, it seemed only natural that their new home should reflect both their origins and the links to France hence "Le coq du nord"