Mcginley Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcginley Family History

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


The name McGinley in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Mac Fhionnghaile Sept that is taken from Gaelic words that translate as 'fair valour'. The main Sept was located in County Donegal and it is here that the majority of descendants can still today be found.

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 Mcginley Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Shells Symbol of the Protection of Providence
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