Kenyon Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Kenyon Family History

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


The name Kenyon in Ireland is often derived from the native Gaelic Mac Coinin Sept of County Offaly. This name was also anglicized as Cunneen, Kenning and even Keenan. Kenyon was also brought into Ulster Province by settlers from England and Scotland especially during the seventeenth century.

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 Kenyon Coat of Arms

Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Engrailed Line/Invecked Line Signifies Earth or Land
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
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