Of Norman origin, this clan settled on the Borders about 1160 and later came northwards to settle in the Highlands. One of the most notable branches of the clan is the Frasers of Lovat, whose home is in Inverness-shire. The Frasers of Lovat played an active part in Highland history and were frequently engaged in clan feuds. Simon, Lord Lovat, who was beheaded for his Jacobite activities during the 1745 Jacobite Rising, is one of the enigmas of history. His son, General Fraser, fought at Quebec and had a distinguished military career. Lord Saltoun, whose seat is at Cairnbuig, Aberdeenshire, is chief of the whole Clan Fraser, while Lord Lovat is Chief of the Clan Fraser of Lovat.