McQuillan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and McQuillan Family History

If you are conducting some McQuillan family history research then you can view the McQuillan 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 McQuillan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The Irish name McQuillan is of Norman origin having been brought to the country by the Mandeville family who established the Mac Uighilin Sept along Gaelic lines. County Antrim was the main settlement point and it is in Ulster Province that the majority of descendants can still be found. MacCullen is an occasional variant.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the McQuillan Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
The Wolf Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry
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