Heaney Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Heaney Family History

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


The names Heaney and Heeney in Ireland ar derived from the native Gaelic O'hEighnigh Sept that also anglicized their name as Hegney and Bird. The main Sept was located in Counties Armagh and Fermanagh. The O'hEanna Septs of Counties Clare, Limerick and Mayo also anglicized their name as Heaney.

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 Heaney Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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