If you are conducting some McTernan family history research then you can view the McTernan 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 McTernan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names McTernan, Ternan and
Tiernan in Ireland are derived from
the native Gaelic Mac Tighearnain
Sept, taken from a Gaelic word
This Sept was located in Counties
Cavan and Leitrim and it is here that
the majority of descendants bearing
these names can still today be found.
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.
|Ermine||Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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