Ganley Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Ganley Family History

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


The names Ganley and Gantley in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic Mag Sheanlaoich Sept that was located in County Leitrim where it can still be often found today. The name is taken from Gaelic words that translate as 'old hero' and is a variant of Shanly.

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 Ganley Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.
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