McCann Coat of Arms, Family Crest and McCann Family History

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


The name McCann is in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic MacAnnadh Sept who were located in the Province of Ulster and in County Armagh in particular. It is here that the majority of descendants can still be found. The name is taken from the Gaelic word 'cano' meaning 'wolf'.

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 McCann Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Boar Represents the bearing of a Warrior
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