If you are conducting some Owen family history research then you can view the Owen 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 Owen surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Owen and Owens in Ireland
may be of Welsh origin having been
brought to the country by settlers in
the seventeenth century. It is also
used as the anglicized version of
the native Gaelic Mac Eoin Sept.
MacOwen Owenson, Hynes and
Hines are other variants of this name
that is still found in most Counties
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Canton||An Honorable charge|
|Boar||Represents the bearing of a Warrior|
|Chains||Signifies a Reward for Honourable Service|
|Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves||Symbol of Antiquity and Strength|
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