If you are conducting some Howard family history research then you can view the Howard 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 Howard surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Howard in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'hIomhair Sept that was located
in County Clare in the West of
It was also brought into Ulster by
settlers from England, especially
during the seventeenth century.
O'Hure is a variant of this name.
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.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Bend||A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.|
|Canton||An Honorable charge|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
|Sun||Denotes Glory and Splendour.|
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