If you are conducting some Moynihan family history research then you can view the Moynihan 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 Moynihan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Moynihan in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Muimhneachain Sept that was
located in the Province of Munster.
The name translates from a Gaelic
word that means 'Munsterman'.
Descendants bearing this name can
now be mostly found in Counties
Cork and Kerry. Minihan is a variant.
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.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Mullet/Star of Five Points||Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.|
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