Keegan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Keegan Family History

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


The name Keegan in Ireland is derived from the Gaelic Sept Mac Aodhagain based in the Province of Leinster and Counties Dublin and Wexford particularly. The name Egan is also derived from the same Gaelic Sept and the name is found mainly in its homeland as well as Counties Roscommon and Laois.

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 Keegan Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
Crown Denotes Royal Authority
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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