If you are conducting some Behan family history research then you can view the Behan 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 Behan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name Behan is derived
from the native Gaelic O'Beachain
Sept that is taken from a Gaelic
word meaning 'bee'.
The main Sept was located in
County Kildare although descendants
could later be found in County Kerry.
Beaghan and O'Behan are variants.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Bezant||Representing a Gold Coin, signifying a person worthy of trust|
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