If you are conducting some Fennelly family history research then you can view the Fennelly 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 Fennelly surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Fennelly in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Fionnghalaigh Sept that is
taken from Gaelic words that
translate as 'fair valour'.
Descendants bearing this name
can still be mostly found in the
ancestral homeland Counties of
Kilkenny, Tipperary and Offaly.
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.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
|Shells||Symbol of the Protection of Providence|
|Sword||Symbol of Government and Justice|
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