Fay Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Fay Family History

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


The name Fay in Ireland is of Anglo-Norman origin having been brought to the country by the de Fae family who settled in County Westmeath at the end of the twelfth century. The name is most commonly found in Counties Cavan, Monaghan as well as Westmeath. Fee and Fahy are sometimes used as 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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Fay Coat of Arms

Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Arm Symbol of an Industrious Person
Sword Symbol of Government and Justice
The Wolf Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry
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