McNamara Coat of Arms, Family Crest and McNamara Family History

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'.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the McNamara Coat of Arms

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