If you are conducting some O'Driscoll family history research then you can view the O'Driscoll 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'Driscoll surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name O'Driscoll is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'hEidersceoil Sept, taken from
a Gaelic word meaning 'intermediary'.
Descendants bearing this name can
still be mostly found in the ancestral
homeland of County Cork and
surrounding Counties. O'Driscoll
is much more prevalent than Driscoll.
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.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|Ship/Galley||Symbol of a notable Expedition by Sea|
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