Gallagher Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Gallagher Family History

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Gallagher Coat of Arms

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
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity