If you are conducting some McNamara family history research then you can view the McNamara 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 McNamara surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name McNamara is
derived from the native Gaelic
MacConmara Septs that were
located in County Clare in the
West of the country.
Bunratty Castle was home to the
most prominent Sept.The name
means 'hound of the sea'.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Arrows/Arrow-Heads||Often symbolizing military readiness|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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