If you are conducting some O'Callaghan family history research then you can view the O'Callaghan 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'Callaghan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish names O'Callaghan and
Callahan are derived from the
native Gaelic O'Ceallachain Sept.
The name is taken from a word
Ceallachain was a ninth century
King of Munster and it is in Cork
that a large proportion of descendants
can still be found. The Sept moved to
County Clare in the seventeenth
century where the town of
O'Callaghans Mills still exists.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves||Symbol of Antiquity and Strength|
|The Wolf||Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry|
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