Devlin Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Devlin Family History

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


The name Devlin in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Doibhilin Sept that was located in the Province of Ulster in the North of the country. A separate Sept was also located in County Sligo and it is in this County and in the Northern Counties that the majority of descendants can still today be found.

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 Devlin Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.
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