Flynn Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Flynn Family History

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


The name Flynn in Ireland is among the fifty most frequently found in the country. The name is derived from the Gaelic word 'flann' which means 'ruddy'. There were two O'Floinn Septs in County Cork where the name is still very widespread. Lynn and O'Lynn may be variants of this name.

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 Flynn Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Bezant Representing a Gold Coin, signifying a person worthy of trust
The Wolf Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry
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