If you are conducting some McKelvey family history research then you can view the McKelvey 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 McKelvey surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McKelvey in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
Mac Giolla Bhuidhe Sept that was
loctaed in County Donegal in the
North of the country.
There are a number of variants of
this name including MacElwee,
MacCalvey, MacGilloway and Kilvey.
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.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Ermine||Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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