If you are conducting some Gavaghan family history research then you can view the Gavaghan 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 Gavaghan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Gavaghan 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. Gavaghan
is found in Mayo and Roscommon.
There are a number of variants
including Gaughan, Gaugan,
Guihen, O'Gaughan and Gahan.
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.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Fish||Symbol of Christ|
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