Please be aware that there is more than one mcdonald coat of arms. If you would like this particular mcdonald coat of arms, you must describe it on your order form. If you don't describe it on your order form, we will provide you with the oldest coat of arms on record for this surname, which may or may not be the one pictured above.
The western coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the McDonald family. Their name is derived from the Anglicized version of the Gaelic personal name Mac Dhomhnuill. McDonald is a patrontymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. The surname McDonald arose from the vernacular naming tradition, whereby surnames were formed by adopting the given name of one's father, or another ancestor. This name was first found in Kintyre, where members of this family had resided for many years.
This product is available in 11 X 17 parchment scroll format, but extracts from this history are not available at this time.
Motto: Per Mare Per Terras.
Motto Translated: By sea and by land.