Mcilwee Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcilwee Family History

Mcilwee Family History

The name McIlwee is derived from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhuidhe sept name. This name translates from the words 'giolla' meaning 'lad' or 'youth' and 'buidhe' which means 'yellow'. Thus the name literally translates as 'son of the yellow youth'. This sept was located in Counties Donegal and Derry in the very North of Ireland. Variants of the name include McEvoy, McGilloway, McVeagh and McAvoy.

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 Mcilwee Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Hand Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage

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