If you are conducting some Donnelly family history research then you can view the Donnelly 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 Donnelly surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Donnelly in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Donnghaile Sept, taken from a
Gaelic word meaning 'valour'.
The Sept was based in County
Donegal originally but migrated
to County Tyrone. It is in the
Province of Ulster that the majority
of descendants can still 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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Wavy||Often representing water|
|Fish||Symbol of Christ|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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