If you are conducting some McElroy family history research then you can view the McElroy 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 McElroy surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McElroy in Ireland has a
number of variants including Gilroy
and McIlroy and is derived from the
native Gaelic MacGiolla Rua Sept
that was located in County Fermanagh
where the town of Ballymacilroy still
exists to this very day.
Kilroy is another variant of this name
found in Connaught Province.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
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