Donnellan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Donnellan Family History

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


The name Donnellan in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Domhnallain Sept that was located in County Galway in the West of the country, near Ballydonnellan. There are a number of variants of the name including Donellan, Donelan and Donlon, all of which are still most often found near the ancestral homeland.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Donnellan Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves Symbol of Antiquity and Strength
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