If you are conducting some Gilligan family history research then you can view the Gilligan 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 Gilligan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name Gilligan is derived
from the native Gaelic Mac Giollagain
Sept that was located in County
Derry in the North of the country.
The area near Lough Foyle is known
as Magilligan's Strand and it is in the
Northern Counties that the majority
of descendants can still be found.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Crescent/Increscent Moon||Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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