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.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Griffin||Symbol of Bravery and Vigilance|
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