If you are conducting some Canavan family history research then you can view the Canavan 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 Canavan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Canavan in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Ceanndubhain Sept who were
hereditary physicians to the
O'Flahertys of Connemara in the
West of the country.
Whitehead and Whitelock are sometimes
used as variant translations of this name
that is still often found in Galway.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Wheatsheaf/Garb||Symbol of Plenty|
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