Mcardle Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcardle Family History

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


The name McArdle in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Oriel Sept MacArdghail who were based in the Counties Louth and Monaghan area. The name means 'high valour' and the Sept was originally a branch of the McMahons. The majority of descendants can still be found in the ancestral homeland Counties.

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 Mcardle Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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