Callinan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Callinan Family History

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 be found.

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 Callinan Coat of Arms

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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