Macaleese Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Macaleese Family History

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


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 form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

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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