Downs Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Downs Family History


Downs Family History


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'.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

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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