McCorkell Coat of Arms, Family Crest and McCorkell Family History

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


The names McCorkell and Corkhill in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic Mac Thorcaill sept that was taken from a Norse first name. This sept was a branch of the Scottish Gunn clan and descendants bearing these names are to be found mostly in County Donegal.

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 McCorkell Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Fleur de Lis Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France
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