Loftus Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Loftus Family History

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


The name Loftus in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Lachtnain Sept that was located in Connaught Province. This Gaelic name was also often changed to Loughnane. It was also brought to the country by settlers from England who arrived into the Province of Ulster, especially during the seventeenth century.

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 Loftus Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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