Mcgillycuddy Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcgillycuddy Family History

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


The name McGillycuddy in Ireland is taken from the Gaelic Sept Mac Giolla Chuda who were a branch of the Kerry based O'Sullivans. The chief of the Sept was MacGillycuddy of the Reeks, who gave his name to the area of the Sept homeland of Kerry.

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 Mcgillycuddy Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Dragon Symbol of a Valiant Defender
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