If you are conducting some Rowan family history research then you can view the Rowan 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 Rowan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Rowan in Ireland is
of Anglo origin initially and
has a number of variants including
Rountree,Roantree, Rohan and Ruane.
The name was introduced by settlers,
especially into Counties Cavan and
Armagh where the majority of
descendants can still be found.
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|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Crescent/Increscent Moon||Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
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