If you are conducting some Callaghan family history research then you can view the Callaghan 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 Callaghan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
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The Irish name Callaghan is derived from the native Gaelic O'Ceallachain Sept. The name is taken from a word meaning 'strife'. Ceallachain was a ninth century King of Munster and it is in Cork that a large proportion of descendants can still be found. The Sept moved to County Clare in the seventeenth century where the town of O'Callaghans Mills still exists.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves||Symbol of Antiquity and Strength|
|The Wolf||Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry|
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