If you are conducting some May family history research then you can view the May 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 May surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name May in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Miadhaigh Sept that was located
in County Westmeath and is taken
from a Gaelic word that translates
Mea and Mawe are variant spellings.
May was also introduced into Ulster
Province by settlers from England,
especially during the seventeenth
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
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