Mcshanag Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcshanag Family History

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


The name McShanag is a variant of the name Fox in Ireland which has a number of origins. This name was adopted by a number of different native Gaelic Septs as well as being brought to the country by settlers from England. The O'Sionnaigh Sept of County Cork and the Mac an tSionnaigh Sept of County Armagh were two such Septs who, in addition to Fox and McShanag, also changed their name to Shinnick and MacAshinagh respectively.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Mcshanag Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Hand Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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