If you are conducting some McClean family history research then you can view the McClean 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 McClean surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McClean in Ireland is
derived from the Mac Giolla Eain
Sept of Counties Derry and Antrim
where the majority of descendants
can still today be found.
The name was introduced into the
country by Galloglass warriors
from Scotland. MacLean is a variant.
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.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
|Fish||Symbol of Christ|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|Ship/Galley||Symbol of a notable Expedition by Sea|
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