Buckley Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Buckley Family History

If you are conducting some Buckley family history research then you can view the Buckley 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 Buckley surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Buckley in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Buachalla Sept that was located in County Offaly and where it still also exists as Buhilly and Boughla. This name was also brought to the country by setlers in the seventeenth century, especially into the Province of Ulster. The Gaelic name is taken from a word meaning 'boy' and descendants bearing the name Buckley can now be mostly found in Counties Cork and Tipperary.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Buckley Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Bull/Ox Denotes valour and Magnanimity
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