If you are conducting some Godfrey family history research then you can view the Godfrey 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 Godfrey surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Godfrey in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
MacGothraidh sept who were a
branch of the Maguires of
The County Tipperary sept of
O'Gothraidh also anglicized
their native name as Godfrey
as well as Gohery and Geoghery.
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.
|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.|
|Griffin||Symbol of Bravery and Vigilance|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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