If you are conducting some Maxwell family history research then you can view the Maxwell 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 Maxwell surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Maxwell in Ireland is
usually of Scottish origin having
been brought to the country by
settlers in the seventeenth century.
They established themselves in the
Province of Ulster where the majority
of descendants can still be found.
The native Gaelic O'Meiscill Sept of
Connaught occasionally anglicized
their name to Maxwell instead of the
more usual Mescall.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross||signifies the symbol of Resolution|
|Eagle||Symbol of Power and Strength|
|Shield||Signifies 'A Defender'|
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