If you are conducting some McDowell family history research then you can view the McDowell 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 McDowell surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McDowell in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
Mac Dubhghaill Sept that was located
in County Roscommon and is the Irish
form of the Scottish MacDugall name.
Other descendants bearing the name
derive from the many immigrants who
arrived into Ulster in the seventeenth
century. The name translates from
Gaelic as 'dark foreigner'.
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.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Crown||Denotes Royal Authority|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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