Flanagan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Flanagan Family History

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


The Irish names Flanagan and O'Flanagan are derived from the native Gaelic O'Flannagain Septs who were located in Counties Roscommon, Fermanagh and Offaly. The O'Flannagain chief was one of the 'royal lords' to the King of Connaught. The name is taken from a Gaelic word meaning 'red' or 'ruddy and is among the one hundred most frequently found in the country.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Flanagan Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves Symbol of Antiquity and Strength
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