If you are conducting some O'Dea family history research then you can view the O'Dea 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'Dea surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name O'Dea is derived
from the native Gaelic O'Deaghaidh
Sept that was located in County
Clare in the West of the country.
There are a number of variants
of this name including Day, O'Dee
Daw and even Godwin in County
Mayo. It is in the Western Counties
that the majority of descendants
can still be found.
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|
|Snake||Symbol of Wisdom|
|Sword||Symbol of Government and Justice|
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