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

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?'



O'RIORDAN

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 County Cork.

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'Riordan Coat of Arms


Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Quarter Division
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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