Downing Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Downing Family History


Downing Family History


The name Downing in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Duinnin Sept that was located in County Kerry where the variants Dinneen and Downey also exist. Downing is also of Anglo origin having been brought into the Province of Ulster by settlers who arrived from England, especially during the seventeenth century.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Downing 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
Griffin Symbol of Bravery and Vigilance

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