Cassidy Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Cassidy Family History

If you are conducting some Cassidy family history research then you can view the Cassidy 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 Cassidy surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Cassidy in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Caiside Sept that was mainly located in the Province of Ulster. This Sept were physicians to the Maguires who were the ruling Sept in County Fermanagh, located near Enniskillen.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Cassidy Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Boar Represents the bearing of a Warrior
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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