Heraldry: McLean

Title-McLeanEach family connects hundreds of people to form an intricate pattern of ancestors and descendants.  Our origins span the world, our families come from all religions and ways of life.  The common thread of Heraldry links many cultures and establishes the foundations of a Surname before words were a common understanding and images demonstrated a basic understanding to the populace.

This page represents the following Surnames: McLean.  MacLean.

Heraldry for every family is represented on each page as it has become available through out our research, as a tribute to the historical and evolutionary process that each family has survived. Name definitions are provided for each family as we find a connection to them, through intermarriage or discovery. Scottish, English and Irish families are represented with tartans, badges and other memorabilia as it becomes available to us. We’ve worked very hard at finding the most accurate and appropriate connections for each surname, if you see an error or have more information to add, please contact us via e-mail at CSGS@SnowStones.com.

McLean Name Meaning

From Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Eáin and Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Eóin, ‘Son of the of St. John’.
Also associated with McLaine, McLean, McLain, McLaine, McClean, McCaine and various other associated spelling.

McLaine Name Meaning and History

Scottish and Irish: variant of McLean.

McLean Name Meaning and History

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Eathain, a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of (Saint) John’. The family bearing this name were chieftains in several islands of the Inner Hebrides.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eóin, cognate with 1, from a different Gaelic form of Johannes (John). Compare McGlone.

McGlone Name Meaning and History

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eóin ‘son of the devotee of St. John (Irish Eóin)’. Compare Monday, McLean.

Family Motto: ‘Virture Mine Honour’ (Virture Is My Honour)

Family Crest:   Coat of Arms

Clan Badge:   Clan

McLean Family Tartan


McLean 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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