Egan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Egan Family History

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


The Irish name Egan is derived from the native Gaelic Mac Aodhagain Sept that was located in Counties Galway and Tipperary. The name translates as 'son of Egan'. MacEgan is a seldom used variant. This Sept name was also sometimes anglicized as Keegan which can be found mostly in the County Dublin and County Roscommon regions.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Egan Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Tower/Castle Denotes Grandeur and a place in Society
Plate Representing a Silver Coin
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