Moynihan Family Crest, Coat of Arms & Moynihan Name Origin

Click Here to Return Home Click Here to Bookmark this Page Click Here to Link to us Click Here to Send a Free Postcard
Return to Home page Bookmark this page Link to this page Send a Moynihan Postcard

Moynihan Family Crest

Moynihan Coat of Arms, Family Crest - Click here to view

Get Free Updates about Family Crests, New Information, Stories, Special Offers and more with our Occasional Newsletter Updates

* indicates required

Origin of the Name Moynihan

The origin of the name Moynihan was found in the archives. Variants of Moynihan include Minihan, Minihane, Moynan and Minnagh. This name in Irish is O'Muimhneachain and the latter variants are the anglicized forms of this. This sept came from Cork and Kerry .
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.
The Minihans and Moynihans have always had the same homeland as far as records go back, in Counties Cork and Kerry where the name was also found in the Kenmare manuscripts as one of the most numerous names in that part of the country. They where a sept of the Hy Fiachrach, one of whom is mentioned in the Four Masters in the year 1220. In the sixteenth century Fiants the name is rendered as O'Moynaghan and Myneghhane and was listed as a principal Irish name in the barony of Tulla, County Clare.
The Moynihan 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 Moynihan descendants.
Show Off Your Heritage With Our Range Of
Top Class Gifts For Your Family Name!

Parchment Prints: Framed, Unframed, Perfect

Click Here

Researched Hand-Painted Plaques & Shields

Click Here

Incredible Hand-Engraved Signet & Seal Rings

Click Here

Get your Family Crest Flag, on Ireland or White background!

Click Here

Personalized Coffee Mugs Make Thoughtful Personalized Gifts

Click Here

Engraved Pendants in Gorgeous Gold or Stylish Silver.

Click Here