If you are conducting some McKenna family history research then you can view the McKenna 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 McKenna surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McKenna in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
Mac Cionaoith Sept who were a
branch of the Ui Neill Sept and
were located in County Monaghan.
The name is now quite widespread
and there are a number of variants
including McKenngh, Kennaw
and even Ginna.
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.
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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