Monahan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Monahan Family History

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


The Irish names Monaghan, Monahan and Monihan are derived from the native Gaelic O'Manachain Septs that 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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Monahan Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
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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