McVeigh Coat of Arms, Family Crest and McVeigh Family History

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


The Irish name McVeigh is derived from the native Gaelic Mac an Bheatha Sept who were located in the Province of Ulster and in County Armagh in particular. The name is taken from a Gaelic word meaning 'life'. This Sept name has also been widely changed to both McVey and to MacEvoy.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the McVeigh Coat of Arms

Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Red Rose Signifies Beauty and Grace
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