Cunningham Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Cunningham Family History

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


The name Cunningham in Ireland was brought to the country by settlers from Scotland who arrived into Ulster Province during the seventeenth century. The native Gaelic O'Connagain and MacCuinneagain Septs adopted Cunningham as the anglicized form of their name. There are a number of variants including Counihan and Conaghan.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Cunningham Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.