If you are conducting some Maher family history research then you can view the Maher 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 Maher surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish names Maher and Meagher
are derived form the native Gaelic
O'Meachair Sept that was located
in Counties Tipperary and Offaly,
and who were not removed from
their homeland following the
The name is taken from the Gaelic
word 'michair' which means 'kindly'.
This name is now widespread
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Crescent/Increscent Moon||Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Sword||Symbol of Government and Justice|
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