If you are conducting some McMeekin family history research then you can view the McMeekin 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 McMeekin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name McMeekin is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Miadhachain Sept that was
located in the Northern Counties
of Antrim and Down. The name is
taken from a Gaelic word that
translates as 'honourable'.
This name is sometimes used
interchangeably with the names
Meighan and Meegan.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Stag/Buck/Deer||Signifies Policy, Peace and Harmony|
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