Murtagh Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Murtagh Family History

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


The name Murtagh in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Sept O'Muircheartaigh, which is taken from a Gaelic word meaning 'navigator'. The Septs were located in Counties Roscommon and Meath. This name is also a synonym of the Scottish name Murdoch and a variant of the Irish name MacMoriarty.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Murtagh Coat of Arms

Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Eagle Symbol of Power and Strength
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