If you are conducting some O'Neill family history research then you can view the O'Neill 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'Neill surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name O'Neill is derived
from a number of distinct Septs
that were widely dispersed
Counties Clare, Waterford and
Carlow were all strongholds but
the most famous Septs were located
in Counties Tyrone and Derry. It
was this Sept that provided some of
the High Kings of Ireland.
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.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Wavy||Often representing water|
|Estoile||Symbol of God's Goodness|
|Fish||Symbol of Christ|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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