Mcdonagh Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcdonagh Family History

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


The name McDonagh in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Sept MacDonnchadha of which there were a number. They were mainly located in Counties Cork and Sligo where the majority of descendants can still be found. Variants include MacDonogh, Donaghy and McDonough.

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 Mcdonagh Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Boar Represents the bearing of a Warrior
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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