Mcallister Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcallister Family History

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


The name McAllister in Ireland is taken from the native Gaelic Sept MacAlastair who settled in Scotland only to return to Ulster in the fourteenth century as Gallowglass warriors. It is in Ulster and in County Antrim in particular the majority of descendants can still 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 Mcallister Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Cross Patoncee/Cross Flory One who had Conquered
Eagle Symbol of Power and Strength
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