If you are conducting some Callan family history research then you can view the Callan 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 Callan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
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The name Callan in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Cathalain sept that was located in counties Armagh and Monaghan. This name is taken from Gaelic words that translate as 'battle mighty' and is also sometimes anglicized as Cahalane and Culhane.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Bend||A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.|
|Martlet||One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement|
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