Mcclean Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcclean Family History


Mcclean Family History


The name McClean in Ireland is derived from the Mac Giolla Eain Sept of Counties Derry and Antrim where the majority of descendants can still today be found. The name was introduced into the country by Galloglass warriors from Scotland. MacLean is a variant.

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 Mcclean Coat of Arms


Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Fish Symbol of Christ
Hand Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice
Ship/Galley Symbol of a notable Expedition by Sea

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