Hegarty Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Hegarty Family History

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


The Irish name Hegarty is derived from the native Gaelic O'hEigceartaigh Sept that was located in the North of the country, in the Province of Ulster, and especially in Counties Donegal and Derry. There are a number of variants including Haggerty, Higerty and Hegerty.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Hegarty Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Dove Symbol of Peace an Loving Constancy
Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves Symbol of Antiquity and Strength
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