Gaughan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Gaughan Family History

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


The name Gaughan in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Gaibhtheachain Sept that is derived from a word meaning 'anxious'. This Sept was located in County Mayo in the West of the country. There are a number of variants including Gaugan, Guihen, O'Gaughan and Gahan.

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 Gaughan Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Fish Symbol of Christ
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