If you are conducting some Kirby family history research then you can view the Kirby 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 Kirby surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Kirby in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Ciarmhaic Sept that was located
in Counties Limerick and Kilkenny.
The name is taken from a Gaelic
phrase that translates as 'dark son'.
There are a number of variants
including Kerwick, Kervick and
even Kerribly in County Mayo.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Canton||An Honorable charge|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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