Dean Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Dean Family History

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


The names Dean and Deane in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic O'Deighain and Mac an Deaganaigh Septs that were located in Counties Tipperary and Donegal. The Deans were also one of the original 'Tribes of Galway' originating from the Norman names le Den and de Denne.

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 Dean Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Wings Signifies Protection
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