Mallaghan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mallaghan Family History
Mallaghan Family History
The names Mallaghan, Mallahan and Molohan in Ireland are derived from either the O'Mothlachain or the O'Maolachain septs that were located in the County Longford and Leitrim area. This name has a number of other variants including Molan and Mulligan. As Mallagahan it is also prominent in the eastern part of Ulster Province.
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 Mallaghan Coat of Arms
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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