Horgan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Horgan Family History

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


The name Horgan in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'hArgain Sept that was located in County Cork in the South of the country. This name has a number of variants including Hourigan in County Limerick and Arragan in County Tipperary. The majority of descendants bearing this name can still today be found in the Southern Counties.

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 Horgan 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.
Wheatsheaf/Garb Symbol of Plenty
Holly Denotes Truth
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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