If you are conducting some McGill family history research then you can view the McGill 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 McGill surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McGill in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
Mac an Ghaill Sept which is
taken from the Gaelic word 'gall'
The variant Magill is sometimes
used in the Province of Ulster and
the name is also an abbreviation of
various names that begin
with 'Mac Giolla'.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Bordure/Border||Denotes a diference between relatives bearing the same Arms|
|Martlet||One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement|
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