If you are conducting some Gallagher family history research then you can view the Gallagher 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 Gallagher surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Gallagher in Ireland
is derived from the native
Gaelic Sept O'Gallochobhair which
means 'foreign help'. There are
a number of variations of the
anglicized name of this Sept
including Golloger and Gallacher.
The main Sept was located in
County Donegal and it is here
that the majority of descendants
can still 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|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Snake||Symbol of Wisdom|
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