If you are conducting some Monaghan family history research then you can view the Monaghan 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 Monaghan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish names Monaghan
and Monahan are derived from
the native Gaelic O'Manachain
Sept who were located in the
area of County Roscommon.
The name is taken from a Gaelic
word meaning 'monk'. Variants of the
name include Minogue and Monks.
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.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Mullet/Star of Five Points||Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.|
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