Mcternan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mcternan Family History

Mcternan Family History

The names McTernan, Ternan and Tiernan in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic Mac Tighearnain Sept, taken from a Gaelic word meaning 'lord'. This Sept was located in Counties Cavan and Leitrim and it is here that the majority of descendants bearing these names can still today be found.

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 Mcternan Coat of Arms

Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage

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