Macaleese Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Macaleese Family History


Macaleese Family History


The name MacAleese has a number of variants including McLeish, McIleese, McLise, McLise and several others. In Ireland this name is taken from the native Gaelic Mac Giolla Iosa sept that was located in County Derry. This name means 'son of the devotee of Jesus'.

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 Macaleese Coat of Arms


Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Canton An Honorable charge
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise

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