Bolger Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Bolger Family History

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


The name Bolger is taken from the Gaelic O'Bolguidhir sept that was located in County Wexford. From Wexford the name spread into the adjoining Counties of Kilkenny and Wexford. This sept were renowned physicians. Variants of this name include Boulger, Bolgar and Bulger.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Bolger Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Greyhound/Mastiff/Talbot Signifies Courage, Vigilancy and Loyalty
Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves Symbol of Antiquity and Strength
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