If you are conducting some McGreevy family history research then you can view the McGreevy 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 McGreevy surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McGreevy in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
Mag Riabhaigh Sept that was
located in Connaught Province and
in County Roscommon in particular.
Their chiefs were the lords
The variants MacAreevy and
McCreevy are sometimes used as
variants of the anglicized form of
this sept name.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|Crescent/Increscent Moon||Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'|
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