Cahill Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Cahill Family History

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


The Irish name Cahill is derived from the native Gaelic O'Cathail Septs of which there were several, based mainly in Counties Galway, Kerry and Tipperary. It is in these Counties that the majority of descendants can still be found. The name is taken from a word meaning 'valour'.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Cahill Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Engrailed Line/Invecked Line Signifies Earth or Land
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