If you are conducting some McGrath family history research then you can view the McGrath 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 McGrath surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
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The names McGrath and Magrath in Ireland both derive from the native Gaelic MagRaith Sept. Counties Fermanagh and Clare were the principal settlement points, this latter Sept being identified with the powerful O'Brien Sept and descendants of which are far more often found than that of the Northern Sept.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Axe||Symbol of Execution of Military Duty|
|Cross Patoncee/Cross Flory||One who had Conquered|
|Goat||Symbolizing a person who wins through negotiation rather than war|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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