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 Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|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|
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