If you are conducting some Byrnes family history research then you can view the Byrnes 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 Byrnes surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
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 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|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
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