McCoy Coat of Arms, Family Crest and McCoy Family History

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


The name McCoy in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Mac Aodha Sept of which there are a number of other anglicizations including Hayes. The name means 'son of Hugh'. The name can be found in County Limerick but also especialy in the Province of Ulster where it is of Gallowglass warrior origin.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the McCoy Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Martlet One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement
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