Downing Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Downing Family History

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


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.

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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