Mcclinton Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcclinton Family History


Mcclinton Family History


The name McClinton in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionntain Sept that was located in the West of Ulster. This name literally translates as 'devotee of Saint Fintan'. Some McClintons may also be derived from the de Cliontun Sept. Clintonstown is in County Louth.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Mcclinton 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.
Bordure/Border Denotes a diference between relatives bearing the same Arms
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.

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