If you are conducting some Foley family history research then you can view the Foley 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 Foley surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Foley in Ireland is
derived from the Gaelic O'Foghladha
Sept who were based in County
Waterford in the South-East of the
The name now ranks among the
hundred most frequently found and
descendants of this Sept can be
found mostly in Munster Province.
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.
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Engrailed Line/Invecked Line||Signifies Earth or Land|
|Cinquefoils||Signifies Hope and Joy|
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