If you are conducting some Donahue family history research then you can view the Donahue 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 Donahue surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Donahue and Donoghue
in Ireland are derived from the
native Gaelic O'Donnchadha Sept
that was located in Counties
Cork and Kerry.
There were separate Septs in Counties
Galway and Cavan and it is in these
four Counties that the majority of
descendants can still be found.
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.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Eagle||Symbol of Power and Strength|
|The Wolf||Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry|
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