Maguire Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Maguire Family History

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


The names Maguire and McGuire in Ireland are among the forty most frequently found in the entire country and is derived from the native Gaelic MagUidhir Sept who ruled in County Fermanagh in the Province of Ulster, near Enniskillen. It is in Fermanagh, as well as in Counties Mayo and Roscommon that the majority of descendants can be found.

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 Maguire Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Horse Signifies Willingness to Work for King and Country
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