Duncan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Duncan Family History

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


The name Duncan in Ireland is often derived from the native Gaelic O'Duinnchinn Sept who were based in the North of Connaught. Other descendants may have taken the name from Scottish settlers who arrived into Ulster in the seventeenth centuy. Dinkin and Donegan are variants.

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 Duncan Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Cinquefoils Signifies Hope and Joy
Hunting Horn Symbol of One who is fond of High Pursuits
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