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 or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Dragon||Symbol of a Valiant Defender|
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