If you are conducting some Donovan family history research then you can view the Donovan 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 Donovan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Donovan in Ireland is
derived from the O'Donobhain Sept
who were originally based in Limerick
but who later migrated to Cork.
Descendants bearing this name can
be found throughout the country but
particularly in the ancestral homeland
Counties as well as in Counties Kilkenny,
Waterford and Wexford.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Snake||Symbol of Wisdom|
|Sword||Symbol of Government and Justice|
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