Dowling Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Dowling Family History

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


The Irish name Dowling is derived from the native O'Dunlaing Sept that was located in County Laoise and surrounding area. They were one of the 'Seven Septs of Leix'. A branch of the family settled in County Kerry where, together with the Province of Leinster, the name is still today quite widespread.

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 Dowling Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Bezant Representing a Gold Coin, signifying a person worthy of trust
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves Symbol of Antiquity and Strength
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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