Leahy Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Leahy Family History

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


The name Leahy in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Laochdha Sept that was located in the Province of Munster and particularly in Counties Kerry, Cork and Tipperary. The name is taken from a Gaelic word that means 'heroic'.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Leahy Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Arrows/Arrow-Heads Often symbolizing military readiness
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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