If you are conducting some O'Brien family history research then you can view the O'Brien 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 O'Brien surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name O'Brien in Ireland is
among the ten most frequently
found in the country. The name
derives from the tenth century
King of Ireland, Brian Boru and
there were a number of Septs, the
largest of which were based in
Counties Clare, Limerick, Tipperary
It is in these Counties that the
majority of descendants can still
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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