Athey Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Athey Family History

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


The names Athey and Athy are derived from the native Gaelic Atoi Sept who were one of the famous 'Tribes of Galway'. These families were originally of Norman descent but became completely integrated into Gaelic society having originally settled in County Kildare at the start of the fourteenth century. The town of Athy still exists in County Kildare.

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 Athey Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
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