If you are conducting some McKean family history research then you can view the McKean 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 McKean surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names McKean Keane in Ireland is
derived from the Gaelic O'Cein
Sept who were based in County
Waterford in the South East.
Other descendants may have
taken their name from families that
adopted Keane as a variant of Kane
or Cahan, from the O'Cathain Sept of
Derry in the North of the country.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Estoile||Symbol of God's Goodness|
|Fish||Symbol of Christ|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|Horse||Signifies Willingness to Work for King and Country|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves||Symbol of Antiquity and Strength|
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