If you are conducting some McGowan family history research then you can view the McGowan 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 McGowan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McGowan in Ireland
is derived from the native Gaelic
Mac Gabhann Sept that was
located in County Cavan.
The name is more usually anglicized
as 'Smith' or 'Smithson'. It is in the
ancestral homeland County that
descendants bearing this name
can still be mostly found.
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.|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|Sword||Symbol of Government and Justice|
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