Mcbride Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcbride Family History

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


The name McBride in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhrighde Sept, which translates from Irish as 'a devotee of Saint Brigid'. The Sept was located in County Donegal in the North West of the country. Some descendants may be of Scottish origin, the name having been brought into Ulster by Scottish settlers in the seventeenth century.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Mcbride Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Fish Symbol of Christ
Red Rose Signifies Beauty and Grace
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