Gleeson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Gleeson Family History

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 and Kerry. It is in these Counties that the majority of descendants can still be found. The variant Glissane is sometimes used in County Kerry.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Gleeson Coat of Arms

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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