If you are conducting some Gaffney family history research then you can view the Gaffney 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 Gaffney surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
Gaffney is a name of Irish origin that
is taken from a number of distinct
Gaelic Septs from various parts of
O'Gamhna, O'Geibheannaigh and
Mac Conghamhna are three of the
main Septs who used Gaffney as the
anglicized form of their name. Other
translations resulted in the same Sept
names being changed to Caulfield,
Keaveney and MacCarron.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Greyhound/Mastiff/Talbot||Signifies Courage, Vigilancy and Loyalty|
|Fish||Symbol of Christ|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|Mullet/Star of Five Points||Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.|
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