If you are conducting some Forkin family history research then you can view the Forkin 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 Forkin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Forkin and Forkan in
Ireland are derived from the
native Gaelic O'Gabhlain Sept
that is taken from a word that
translates as 'fork'.
Descendants bearing these names
can be found mostly in Counties
Galway and Mayo. Goulding was
sometimes used as the anglicized
version of this Sept name.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Bezant||Representing a Gold Coin, signifying a person worthy of trust|
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