Forkin Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Forkin Family History

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Forkin Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
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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