If you are conducting some Duncan family history research then you can view the Duncan 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 Duncan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Duncan in Ireland is
often derived from the native Gaelic
O'Duinnchinn Sept who were based
in the North of Connaught.
Other descendants may have
taken the name from Scottish
settlers who arrived into Ulster in
the seventeenth centuy.
Dinkin and Donegan are variants.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Cinquefoils||Signifies Hope and Joy|
|Hunting Horn||Symbol of One who is fond of High Pursuits|
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