If you are conducting some Gleeson family history research then you can view the Gleeson 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 Gleeson surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name Gleeson is derived
from the native Gaelic O'Glasain
and the O'Gliasain Septs who were
located the Province of Munster
and especially in Counties Tipperary
It is in these Counties that the majority
of descendants can still be found.
The variant Glissane is sometimes
used in County Kerry.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|Bend||A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.|
|Mullet/Star of Five Points||Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.|
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