McGreevy Coat of Arms, Family Crest and McGreevy Family History

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 of Moylurg. The variants MacAreevy and McCreevy are sometimes used as variants of the anglicized form of this sept name.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the McGreevy Coat of Arms

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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