Donegan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Donegan Family History

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


The name Donegan in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Donnagain Septs of which there were several. The main locations were in Counties Cork, Tipperary and Monaghan although the name is now also widespread in Counties Roscommon and Westmeath. Variants of this name include Dongan, Dunnigan and MacDonegan.

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 Donegan Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Helmet Signifies Wisdom and Security in Defence
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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