Gallen Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Gallen Family History

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


The names Gallen and Gallon in Ireland are usually derived from the native Gaelic O'Gaillin sept that was a Cenel Eoghain spet located in County Donegal in the North-West of the country. It is in Doneagl and surrounding counties that the majority of descendants can still be found.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Gallen Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Bezant Representing a Gold Coin, signifying a person worthy of trust
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