1) (Ireland) Argent, two bare arms, proper, each issuing fron the sides of the shield, and holding a beacon, of the second, and in base an arm proper, issuing from the dexter, and holding a dagger, proper, hilt and pommel, or. Also see Smith alias O'Gowan.
2) or McGowan,MacGowan, McGoun, McGouan - (Scotland) Ar. a lion ramp. gu. betw. two cinquefoils vert.
3) or MacGowan (or Gow) or McGouan (Skeoch, county Wigton) - Ar. a lion ramp. gu. betw. three cinquefoils vert, on a chief of the last a boar's head couped betw. two fleurs-de-lis or. Crest: A thistle ppr. Motto: Juncta arma decori.