If you are conducting some O'Riordan family history research then you can view the O'Riordan 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'Riordan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name O'Riordan in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Riordain Sept that was located
in the Province of Munster. The
name is taken from Gaelic words
meaning 'a royal bard'.
The name Rearden is a variant. The
majority of descendants can still be
found in Munster and especially in
A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Arm||Symbol of an Industrious Person|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves||Symbol of Antiquity and Strength|
|Quarter||Often used when joining families in marriage|
|Sword||Symbol of Government and Justice|
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