Foley Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Foley Family History

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 country. 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 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 Foley Coat of Arms

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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