Herron Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Herron Family History

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


The names Herron, Heran and Heron in Ireland are often derived from the native Gaelic O'hEarain sept that was located in county Armagh. These names can also be synonyms of Heffron and Ahearne. The Gaelic Mac Giolla Chiarain sept in Ulster is also sometimes anglicized as Herron as well as MacElheron.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Herron Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
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
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