Mccartney Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mccartney Family History

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


The name McCartney in Ireland is usually of Scottish origin but is also derived from a number of native Gaelic Septs including the Mac Artain Sept of County Down and the Mac Eachmharcaigh Sept of Counties Donegal and Derry. These names were more usually anglicized as MacCartan and MacCafferty respectively.

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 Mccartney Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Bordure/Border Denotes a diference between relatives bearing the same Arms
Stag/Buck/Deer Signifies Policy, Peace and Harmony
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