If you are conducting some McGillycuddy family history research then you can view the McGillycuddy 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 McGillycuddy surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McGillycuddy in Ireland
is taken from the Gaelic Sept
Mac Giolla Chuda who were a branch
of the Kerry based O'Sullivans.
The chief of the Sept was
MacGillycuddy of the Reeks,
who gave his name to the area
of the Sept homeland of Kerry.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Dragon||Symbol of a Valiant Defender|
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