McDade Coat of Arms, Family Crest and McDade Family History

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


The Irish names McDade and McDaid are derived from the native Gaelic Mac Daibheid Sept that was located in Counties Donegal and Derry in the North-West of the country. The Sept name translates as 'son of David' and there are a number of variants including MacDevitt, Davison and MacDavitt.

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 McDade Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Stag/Buck/Deer Signifies Policy, Peace and Harmony
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