McCarthy Coat of Arms, Family Crest and McCarthy Family History

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


McCarthy is among the twenty most frequently found names in Ireland. The MacCarthaigh Septs were mainly based in the Province of Munster and wee particularly prominent in Counties Cork and Kerry where the majority of descendants can still be found.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the McCarthy Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Stag/Buck/Deer Signifies Policy, Peace and Harmony