Maye Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Maye Family History

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


The names Maye and May in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic O'Miadhaigh Sept that was located in County Westmeath and is taken from a Gaelic word that translates as 'honourable'. Mea and Mawe are variant spellings. Maye was also introduced into Ulster Province by settlers from England, especially during the seventeenth century.

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 Maye Coat of Arms

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
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