MacSweeney Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (an Irish Sept possessed of a territory in co. Donegal, of the race of O’Neill, and claiming descent from Suibhne Menn,or Sweeney the Renowned, who was monarch of Ireland a.d. 616-28; MacSweeney Fanait was chief of this Sept., while St. Kevin was at Glen-da-loch, Reg. Ulster’s Office). Or, on a fess vert betw. three boars pass. sa. a lizard ar. Crest—An arm in armour embowed, holding a battle-axe all ppr.
2) (MacSweeney Na Tuadh, i.e., of the axes). (Rynedwocharrigy, co. Donegal; Fun. Ent. Ulster’s Office, 1638, Captain Daniel Gorme Mac Sweeney, son and heir of Daniel Mac Sweeney). Az. two boars ramp, combatant or, in chief two battle axes in saltire of the laat. Crest—A demi griffin ramp, or, holding in the claws a lizard ppr.
3) (Duagh, co. Donegal). Or, two boars ramp, combatant sa. on a chief of the second two battle axes in saltire of the first, blades ar. Crest—A boar pass. sa.
4) (Reg. Ulster’s Office). Ar. a fess betw. three boars pass. sa. armed and bristled or. Crest—A boar pass. sa. bristled or.
5) (co. Donegal, Moragh Mor Mac Sweeney. Chieftain, 1267; Reg. Ulster’s Office). Ar. a lion in chief and a boar in base both pass. gu.

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