Coyne Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Coyne Family History

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


The name Coyne in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Cadhain Sept, taken from a Gaelic word meaning 'wild goose'. The main Sept was located in the Province of Connaught and especially in County Mayo where the name is still prominent. Variants include Kyne, Kilcoyne and Barnacle.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Coyne Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Canton An Honorable charge
Martlet One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement
Spear-Heads/Pheons Symbol of 'Readiness for Military Service'
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