If you are conducting some McDonough family history research then you can view the McDonough 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 McDonough surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McDonough in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic Sept
MacDonnchadha of which there
were a number. They were mainly
located in Counties Cork and Sligo
where the majority of descendants
can still be found.
Variants include MacDonogh,
Donaghy and frequently McDonagh.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Boar||Represents the bearing of a Warrior|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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