McGinn Coat of Arms, Family Crest and McGinn Family History

If you are conducting some McGinn family history research then you can view the McGinn 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 McGinn surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name McGinn in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Mag Fhinn sept that was located in County Tyrone. The name is taken from a Gaelic word that translates as 'fair'. There are a number of variants of this name including MacGing in County Mayo and Maginn in County Antrim.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the McGinn Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
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