If you are conducting some Heffernan family history research then you can view the Heffernan 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 Heffernan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Heffernan is derived from
the native Gaelic O'hIfearnain Sept
that was originally located in County
Clare in the West of Ireland.
From there they settled along the
Limerick and Tipperary border
where they are still well
represented to his very day.
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.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Crescent/Increscent Moon||Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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