Gilligan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Gilligan Family History

If you are conducting some Gilligan family history research then you can view the Gilligan 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 Gilligan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'



GILLIGAN

The Irish name Gilligan is derived from the native Gaelic Mac Giollagain Sept that was located in County Derry in the North of the country. The area near Lough Foyle is known as Magilligan's Strand and it is in the Northern Counties that the majority of descendants can still be found.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Gilligan Coat of Arms


Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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