Drennan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Drennan Family History

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


The name Drennan in Ireland is derived form the native Gaelic O'Draighnean Sept, that is taken from a Gaelic word that translates as 'blackthorn'. This Sept was located in County Galway where the alternative anglicized form of Thornton can also be found.

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 Drennan Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Estoile Symbol of God's Goodness
Fleur de Lis Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France
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