Connolly Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Connolly Family History

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


The Irish name Connolly is derived from a number of different native Gaelic Septs. The O'Conghaile Sept was based in Connaught Province and in County Monaghan. The O'Congheallaigh Sept was located in the Province of Munster. Connelly is a County Galway variant where it and Connolly are both still quite widespread.

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 Connolly Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross signifies the symbol of Resolution
Shells Symbol of the Protection of Providence
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