If you are conducting some McCoy family history research then you can view the McCoy 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 McCoy surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McCoy in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
Mac Aodha Sept of which there
are a number of other anglicizations
including Hayes. The name means
'son of Hugh'.
The name can be found in County
Limerick but also especialy in the
Province of Ulster where it is of
Gallowglass warrior origin.
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.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|Martlet||One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement|
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