Foy Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Foy Family History

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


The name Foy in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Fiaich Sept that has a number of variants including Fay, Fee, Fey and even Hunt. Descendants bearing the name today can be found mostly in Counties Fermanagh, Armagh, Cavan and Mayo.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Foy Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
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