If you are conducting some Carolan family history research then you can view the Carolan 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 Carolan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Carolan is derived from
the O'Caireallain Gaelic Sept that
was located in County Derry and
from the O'Cearbhallain Sept of
Counties Tyrone and Meath.
It is in these Counties that the
name is still to be mostly found
to this very day.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Ermine||Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|Bend||A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.|
|Arrows/Arrow-Heads||Often symbolizing military readiness|
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