If you are conducting some Gilroy family history research then you can view the Gilroy 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 Gilroy surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name Gilroy is
derived from the native Gaelic
Mac Giolla Rua Sept that was
located in the Nothern County
There are a number of variants of
this name including MacIlroy and
MacElroy in Ulster Province and
Kilroy in Connaught Province.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Dolphin||Symbol of charity and Kind Affection towards children|
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