If you are conducting some O'Dowd family history research then you can view the O'Dowd 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'Dowd surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name O'Dowd is derived
from the native Gaelic O'Dubhda
Septs that were located in Counties
Sligo and Mayo especially. Smaller
Septs dispersed to Kerry where they
are now known as Doody and to
Derry where they became Duddy.
Dodd and O'Dowda are other variants
of this name that can still be mostly
found in the Connaught Counties.
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.
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross||signifies the symbol of Resolution|
|Sword||Symbol of Government and Justice|
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