McGaffin Coat of Arms, Family Crest and McGaffin Family History


McGaffin Family History


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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the McGaffin Coat of Arms


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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