Rynne Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Rynne Family History

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


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The ancient origin of the name Rynne was found in the irishsurnames.com archives.

Surnames developed a wide number of variants over the centuries. Many different spelling variations of the same name can be traced back to a single original root. Also, when a bearer of a name emigrated from Ireland it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books upon arrival at their new location. Some names have dozens of spelling variations. Some Surnames were also altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically, by their sound, and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another. This was especially so in Ireland where most Gaelic names were 'anglicized' at some stage.

Variants of the name Rynne include Rinn, Rynn, Ring, Wrenn, Reen and Wren. The Irish name Rynne is derived from two distinct Gaelic septs.

A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. It is also the case that many Irish septs or clans that are related often belong to a larger groups, sometimes called tribes. For example the 'Tribes of Galway' consisted of fourteen distinct families. The 'Tribes of Kilkenny' were ten families, etc.

The MacBhroin sept was located in County Leitrim and takes its name from the Gaelic word 'bran' meaning 'raven'. McCrann is another variant form of this Gaelic sept name. The O'Rinn sept of County Cork take their name from the word 'reann' meaning 'spear' and were located in the eastern part of County Cork and especially in the Barony of Imokilly. This Gaelic name was also anglicized extensively as Ring as well as Rinn and Rynne. The Rynne family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Rynne descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Rynne Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
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