If you are conducting some Monihan family history research then you can view the Monihan 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 Monihan 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.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|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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