If you are conducting some Downey family history research then you can view the Downey 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 Downey surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Downey in Ireland is
often derived from the native Gaelic
O'Maoldomhnaigh Sept that was
located in Ulster Province. This
Gaelic name was also anglicized
as Muldowney and Gildowney.
Other Downeys may derive from
a branch of the Southern O'Sullivan
Sept who were known as 'O'Suileabhain
an Duna', the O'Sullivans of the fort.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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