If you are conducting some Dunphy family history research then you can view the Dunphy 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 Dunphy surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish names Dunphy and
MacDunphy are derived from the
native Gaelic O'Donnchaidh and
MacDonnchaidh Septs respectively.
They were located in County Sligo
and in County Kilkenny where a
large number of descendants can
still today be found.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Crown||Denotes Royal Authority|
|Mullet/Star of Five Points||Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.|
|The Wolf||Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry|
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