May Coat of Arms, Family Crest and May Family History

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 as 'honourable'. Mea and Mawe are variant spellings. May was also introduced into Ulster Province by settlers from England, especially during the seventeenth century.

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 May Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
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