Banahan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Banahan Family History

If you are conducting some Banahan family history research then you can view the Banahan coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Banahan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Banahan and Banaghan in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic O'Beannachain sept that was located in Counties Sligo and Leitrim. The origin of this name is the Gaelic word 'beannach', meaning 'beaked'. It is in the Western Counties that these names are still mostly found in modern times.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Banahan Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Shells Symbol of the Protection of Providence
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