Donaghy Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Donaghy Family History

If you are conducting some Donaghy family history research then you can view the Donaghy coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Donaghy surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Donaghy and McDonagh in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic MacDonnchadha Sept of which there were a number. They were mainly located in Counties Cork and Sligo where the majority of McDonagh descendants can still be found. The names MacDonaghy and Donaghy are mostly found in Counties Tyrone and Derry.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Donaghy Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Boar Represents the bearing of a Warrior
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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