If you are conducting some Houlihan family history research then you can view the Houlihan 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 Houlihan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name Houlihan is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'hUallachain Septs of which
there were several. The name is
taken from a Gaelic word that
translates as 'proud'.
There are a number of variants
including Oulihan, Whoolahan,
Hoolahan and Holohan. Houlihan
is most often found in Munster
Province, in County Limerick.
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.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Finger Ring/Annulet||Symbol of Fidelity|
|Tower/Castle||Denotes Grandeur and a place in Society|
|Crescent/Increscent Moon||Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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