O'Malley Coat of Arms, Family Crest and O'Malley Family History

If you are conducting some O'Malley family history research then you can view the O'Malley 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'Malley surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The Irish name O'Malley is derived from the native Gaelic O'Maille Sept that was located in the Province of Connaught and especially in County Mayo. It is in Connaught that the majority of descendants bearing this name can still be found, where it is also sometimes used instead of Melia.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the O'Malley Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Boar Represents the bearing of a Warrior
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