Monihan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Monihan Family History


Monihan Family History


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 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 Monihan 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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