If you are conducting some Callinan family history research then you can view the Callinan 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 Callinan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Callinan in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
Sept O'Callanain who were
physicians to the MacCarthys.
The main Septs were locate in
the Counties of Cork, Kerry and
Galway and it is here that the
majority of descendants can still
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|Bend||A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.|
|Mullet/Star of Five Points||Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.|
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