Gavaghan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Gavaghan Family History

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 form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Gavaghan Coat of Arms

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