If you are conducting some Doherty family history research then you can view the Doherty 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 Doherty surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
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The names Doherty and Dougherty in Ireland are derived from the O'Dochartaigh Sept who were located in Inishowen in County Donegal in the North West of the country. Descendants of this Sept now rank among the twenty most frequently found names in Ireland.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Mullet/Star of Five Points||Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.|
|Stag/Buck/Deer||Signifies Policy, Peace and Harmony|
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