Byrnes Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Byrnes Family History


Byrnes Family History


The Irish names Byrne and Byrnes are among the ten most frequently found in the country and are derived from the O'Broin Septs that were located in East Leinster and especially in Counties Kildare and Wicklow where the names are stil very well represented. The name is taken from a Gaelic word that translates as 'raven'.

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 Byrnes 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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