Gaynor Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Gaynor Family History

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


The name Gaynor in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Mag Fhionnbhairr sept that was located in County Longford. This name is taken from the word 'fhionnbhairr' meaning 'fair head'. Other anglicized forms of this name include MacGinver and McGinty in County Monaghan and Kinnure in Munster Province.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Gaynor Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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