If you are conducting some Callan family history research then you can view the Callan 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 Callan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Callan in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Cathalain sept that was located in
counties Armagh and Monaghan.
This name is taken from Gaelic words
that translate as 'battle mighty' and
is also sometimes anglicized as
Cahalane and Culhane.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Bend||A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.|
|Martlet||One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement|
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