Boland Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Boland Family History

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


The name Boland in Ireland is derived from the Gaelic Sept O'Beollain who were based in Counties Clare, Sligo and Offaly. The Clare Sept can claim lineage to the brother of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland. Bolan is another variation of this name which was originally formed from a Norse personal name.

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 Boland Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Eagle Symbol of Power and Strength
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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