Courtney Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Courtney Family History

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


The name Courtney in Ireland is often of Norman origin being derived form the name de Courtenai. The native Gaelic O'Curnain Sept of County Kerry also sometimes adopted Courtney as the anglicized form of their name as well as the more usual Curnane or Cournane.

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 Courtney Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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