Heraldry: McDiarmaid

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McDiarmaid Name Meaning Scottish variants of McDermott. From Gaelic, ‘son of Dairmaid’, a personal name perhaps meaning literally ‘free from envy’. Also associated with MacDiarmid, McDermitt and McDermott. McDiarmaid Name Meaning and History Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Diarmaid ‘son of Diarmaid’, a personal name said to mean ‘free of envy’ (from di ‘without’ + airmait ‘envy’). Etymologically, therefore, it is the same name as Irish McDermott. McDermott Name Meaning and History Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Diarmada ‘son of Diarmaid’, a personal name possibly composed of the separative prefix di- + farmat ‘envy’, hence meaning ‘free from envy’. This name was borne in Celtic legend by the lover of Gráinne, and, in historical times, by Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, the 12th-century king of Leinster whose appeal to the English for support led directly to the Anglo-Norman presence in Ireland. Mac Diarmada was an important name in Connacht.

Family Motto: ‘Honor Probataque Virtus’ (Honour And Approved Valour) Family Crest:   Coat of Arms Clan Badge:   Clan Fealty to Clan Campbell McDiarmid Family Tartan


The McDiarmaid Family Tartan

Surname References from: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4 Encyclopedia of Surnames, John Ayto, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, ISBN 978 0 7136 8144 4 (Unless otherwise stated)

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