Downs Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Downs Family History

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



DOWNS

The name Downs and Downes are derived from the native Gaelic O'Dubhain sept that was located in Counties Clare and Limerick. Dwane and Devane are other variants of this sept name which is taken from the Gaelic word for 'black'.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Downs Coat of Arms


Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Wavy Often representing water
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