Heraldry: Moyna

Title-MoynaughEach 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: Moyna.  Moynaugh.  Moynihan.  Monahan.  Monaghan.  Monaham.  Minihane.  Minihan.

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Moyna Name Meaning and History

It originates from the Gaelic O’ Muimhneachain, which literally translates as ‘The male descendant of the Munsterman’.  It is a completely different name from Monaghan, which originated as the word ‘Monk’.

Monahan Name Meaning Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manacháin ‘descendant of Manachán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of manach ‘monk’. The Gaelic name is sometimes interpreted as if it were Ó Muineacháin ‘descendant of the little shrubbery’, and is sometimes translated as Thornton. Compared to the place name Monaghan.

Munsterman Name Meaning

German (Munstermann, Münstermann) and Dutch: variant of Munster.

Family Crest:   Coat of Arms


Additional Resources:

Wikipedia: Moynihan

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