Owens Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Owens Family History

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


The name 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 in Ireland.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Owens Coat of Arms

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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