If you are conducting some Keys family history research then you can view the Keys 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 Keys surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Keys and Keyes in Ireland
are often of immigrant origin having
been brought into the country by
settlers from England, especially
during the seventeenth century.
The native Gaelic Mac Aoidh Sept of
County Donegal sometimes anglicized
their name as Keys as well as the
more usual MacKee or MacKay.
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.
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Keys||Symbol of Guardianship and Dominion|
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