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.
|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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