If you are conducting some McGinley family history research then you can view the McGinley 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 McGinley surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McGinley in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
Mac Fhionnghaile Sept that is
taken from Gaelic words that
translate as 'fair valour'.
The main Sept was located in
County Donegal 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.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|Bend||A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.|
|Shells||Symbol of the Protection of Providence|
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