If you are conducting some McNicholas family history research then you can view the McNicholas 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 McNicholas surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McNicholas in Ireland
is derived from the native Gaelic
Mac Nioclais Sept that was a
branch of the Norman settler
de Burgo family who became
fully integrated into Gaelic society.
The majority of descendants bearing
this name can be found in the Ulster
County of Tyrone.
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.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Raven||Symbol of War|
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