Byrne Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Byrne Family History

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


The Byrne or O'Byrne clan were originally located in Kildare but had to move further afield after the Norman invasions and are now most common in Wicklow as well as Dublin.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Byrne Coat of Arms

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
Hand Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice
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