McClinton Coat of Arms, Family Crest and McClinton Family History

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


The name McClinton in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionntain Sept that was located in the West of Ulster. This name literally translates as 'devotee of Saint Fintan'. Some McClintons may also be derived from the de Cliontun Sept. Clintonstown is in County Louth.

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 McClinton Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Bordure/Border Denotes a diference between relatives bearing the same Arms
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.
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