Coakley Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Coakley Family History

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


The name Coakley in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic MacCaochlaoich Sept that was located in County Cork in the South of the country. The name translates as 'blind hero'. Other names that were adopted as the anglicized form of this Sept name include MacKehilly and Colclough.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Coakley Coat of Arms

Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Eagle Symbol of Power and Strength
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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