Cahill Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Cahill Family History

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


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The ancient origin of the name Cahill was found in the archives. In Irish the name Cahill is O'Cathail, a personal name which is derived from the old Irish 'catu-ualos', meaning 'powerful in battle'. MacCahill is a variant from the Gaelic MacCathail Sept of County Donegal.

A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. It is also the case that many Irish septs or clans that are related often belong to a larger groups, sometimes called tribes. For example the 'Tribes of Galway' consisted of fourteen distinct families. The 'Tribes of Kilkenny' were ten families, etc.

The most important Sept of O'Cahill was located in County Galway, the head of which was Chief of Kinelea. Other quite distinct Septs were located at Lough Leane in Kerry and between Thurles and Templemore in County Tipperary. Indications of the Septs can be found in Townlands called Ballycahill in Counties Tipperary, Galway and Clare. The majority of Cahills today are to be found in Counties Tipperary, Cork and Kerry. The Cahill family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Cahill descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Cahill Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Engrailed Line/Invecked Line Signifies Earth or Land
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