Mcmurdo Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcmurdo Family History

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


The name McMurdo in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Sept MacMuircheartaigh, which translates as 'son of Murtagh'. This name is mainly found in Ulster Province and has a number of variants including McMurdy, McMurdie, McMurty and McBrearty. This name is also taken from MacMurtrie who were a sept of the Scottish clan Stuart of Bute.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Mcmurdo Coat of Arms

Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Eagle Symbol of Power and Strength
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