Mulvany Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mulvany Family History

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


The names Mulvany and Mulvenna are derived from the native Gaelic O'Maoilmheana sept of North Ulster. This Gaelic name is taken from the name of a local river - the river 'Meana' now called the river 'Main'. These names are today mostly found in Leinster Province as well as in County Donegal.

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 Mulvany Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Axe Symbol of Execution of Military Duty
Hand Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice
Harp/Lyre Denotes Contemplation
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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