If you are conducting some Donlevy family history research then you can view the Donlevy 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 Donlevy surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name Donlevy is derived
from the native Gaelic
MacDuinnshleibhe Sept who were
located in Counties Donegal and
Down in the North of the country.
The name is taken from the word
'sliabh' which means 'mountain'.
A branch of this Sept migrated to
North Connaught in the seventeenth
century while another branch moved
to Scotland and became known as
Dunlop and Dunlief.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Stag/Buck/Deer||Signifies Policy, Peace and Harmony|
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