Harrington Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Harrington Family History

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


The name Harrington in Ireland is usually derived from the O'hIongardail Sept that was based in County Kerry. O'Hingerdell is another anglicization of this name that may also derive from the O'hArrachtain Sept that was based in County Cork.

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 Harrington Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Fret Signifies Persuasion and is the 'true lover's knot'
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