Mcdonnell Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcdonnell Family History

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


The name McDonnell in Ireland is one of the hundred most frequently found and is derived from the Gaelic MacDomhnaill Sept of Ulster or from Scottish immigrants of the same name who arrived in the thirteenth century. Another distinct Sept were located in County Clare in the West of the country and it is in Clare, Antrim and Fermanagh that the majority of descendants can still be found.

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 Mcdonnell Coat of Arms

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
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Ship/Galley Symbol of a notable Expedition by Sea
Click Here for Wonderful Mcdonnell
Christmas, Wedding & Birthday Gifts from Ireland. FREE Worldwide Delivery!

Click Here Now
Get the Mcdonnell custom-made
Plaque or Shield with the Mcdonnell Family Crest and get a FREE GIFT
Click Here!

Get Mcdonnell Coat of Arms Flag. Different styles available and free worldwide delivery.
Click Here!

Click Here Now
Get the discounted Mcdonnell High Quality Print and get FREE DELIVERY (limited time offer)
Click Here!

by Michael Green

May Not be Reproduced or Used without Permission
These images and history information are copyright!
You may use up to 4 of them on your personal website but they cannot be used
for any commercial purpose whatsoever. Any attempt to copy large numbers of images
and change them with the intent of passing them off as your own work will be
vigorously contested in the courts of your country.