If you are conducting some McLaughlin family history research then you can view the McLaughlin 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 McLaughlin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names O'Loughlin and McLoughlin
in Ireland are of completely
different origin. McLaughlin is a
variant of McLouglin. O'Loughlin is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Lochlainn Sept that was based in
Counties Clare and Limerick.
MacLoughlin is derived from the
MacLochlainn Sept that was very
prominent in Counties Donegal and
Derry and who were a branch of the
ruling Ui Neill Sept.
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.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Crescent/Increscent Moon||Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Sword||Symbol of Government and Justice|
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