Carolan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Carolan Family History

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 or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Carolan Coat of Arms

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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