If you are conducting some O'Donaghue family history research then you can view the O'Donaghue 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'Donaghue surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names O'Donaghue and Donoghue
in Ireland are derived from the native
Gaelic O'Donnchadha Sept that was
located in Counties Cork and Kerry.
There were separate Septs in Counties
Galway and Cavan and it is in these
four Counties that the majority of
descendants can still be found.
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.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Eagle||Symbol of Power and Strength|
|The Wolf||Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry|
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