Origin of the Name McGlone
The origin of the name McGlone
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name McGlone
include McGloin, McGloon, McGlynn and Monday. These names are derived from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin sept that was located in Counties Tyrone and Donegal. This sept name literally translates as 'devotee of Saint John'.
A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Irish septs and clans that are related often belong to even larger groups, sometimes called tribes.
In Counties Fermanagh and Derry this Gaelic name has been anglicized as Monday, due to a misinterpretation of 'Giolla Eoin' as 'Luain' which is the Gaelic word for Monday. In modern times the name McGlone and its variants are still mostly found in their original homeland.
The McGlone coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all McGlone descendants.