If you are conducting some McGinnis family history research then you can view the McGinnis 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 McGinnis surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish names McGinnis and
McGuinness are derived form the
native Gaelic Mag Aonghusa Sept who
were located in the Province of Ulster
and in County Down in particular.
The name literally translates as
'Son of Angus' and variants include
MacGenis and Magennis.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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