Hennigan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Hennigan Family History

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


The Irish name Hennigan is derived from the native Gaelic O'hEineachain and O'hEanachain Septs that were located in County Mayo in the West of the country. It is in the Western Counties that the majority of descendants can still today be found. These Sept names were also anglicized as Heneghan and Henihan.

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 Hennigan Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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