Mcguinness Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcguinness Family History


Mcguinness Family History


The Irish name McGuinness is derived from the native Gaelic Mag Aonghusa Sept who were located in the Province of Ulster and in County Down in particular. The name literally translates as 'Son of Angus' and variants include MacGenis and Magennis.

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 Mcguinness Coat of Arms


Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
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
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Hand Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage

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