If you are conducting some Meehan family history research then you can view the Meehan 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 Meehan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name Meehan is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Miadhachain Septs, taken from
a word meaning 'honourable'.
There were two main locations of
the Septs, in County Leitrim and in
Mee, Meegan, Mehegan and Mea
are among the variants of this name.
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.|
|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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