Enright Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Enright Family History

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



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The family history of the ancient name Enright was found in the irishsurnames.com archives.

Surnames developed a wide number of variants over the centuries. Many different spelling variations of the same name can be traced back to a single original root. Also, when a bearer of a name emigrated from Ireland it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books upon arrival at their new location. Some names have dozens of spelling variations. Some Surnames were also altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically, by their sound, and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another. This was especially so in Ireland where most Gaelic names were 'anglicized' at some stage.

Variants of the name Enright include Inright, Enraghty and MacEnright. These names are derived from the Gaelic MacIonnrachtaigh sept that was located in the West of Ireland in Counties Clare and Limerick.

A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. It is also the case that many Irish septs or clans that are related often belong to a larger groups, sometimes called tribes. For example the 'Tribes of Galway' consisted of fourteen distinct families. The 'Tribes of Kilkenny' were ten families, etc.

This Gaelic name is taken from the word 'inreachtach' which translates as 'lawful'. In modern times the majority of bearers of this name can still be found in their original homeland Counties, as well as in County Dublin. The Enright family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Enright descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Enright Coat of Arms


Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
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