Mackey Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mackey Family History

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


The name Mackey in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Macdha Sept that was located in the Province of Connaught and in County Tipperary in particular. It is here that the majority of descendants can be found. The name is sometimes used as a variant of MacKee and MacKay.

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 Mackey Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Stag/Buck/Deer Signifies Policy, Peace and Harmony
Sword Symbol of Government and Justice
Chaplets/Wreaths Symbol of 'One who had performed a Deed of Special Valour'
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