Kelley Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Kelley Family History

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


The names Kelley and Kelly in Ireland are derived from the O'Ceallaigh native Gaelic Sept and are now the second most frequently found names in the country. The main Septs were located in Counties Galway, Meath, Wicklow, Antrim and Sligo. Quealy and Kealy are variants.

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 Kelley Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Finger Ring/Annulet Symbol of Fidelity
Tower/Castle Denotes Grandeur and a place in Society
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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