If you are conducting some McGaffin family history research then you can view the McGaffin 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 McGaffin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names McGaffin and Gaffan
in Ireland were brought into the
country by settlers who arrived
from Scotland, especially during
the seventeenth century.
The main settlement area was the
Province of Ulster and it is here that
the majority of descendants can still
today be found.
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.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Cinquefoils||Signifies Hope and Joy|
|Fleur de Lis||Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|The Wolf||Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry|
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