Mcmeekin Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcmeekin Family History

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


The Irish name McMeekin is derived from the native Gaelic O'Miadhachain Sept that was located in the Northern Counties of Antrim and Down. The name is taken from a Gaelic word that translates as 'honourable'. This name is sometimes used interchangeably with the names Meighan and Meegan.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Mcmeekin 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.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Stag/Buck/Deer Signifies Policy, Peace and Harmony
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