If you are conducting some Allen family history research then you can view the Allen 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 Allen surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Allen in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'hAillin Sept that was located
in County Tipperary.
The name was also brought to the
country by settlers from England and
Scotland in the seventeenth century.
Hallinan, Hallion, Alleyn and MacCallion
are among the recorded variants.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Anchor||Christian symbol of Hope|
|Greyhound/Mastiff/Talbot||Signifies Courage, Vigilancy and Loyalty|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Plate||Representing a Silver Coin|
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