If you are conducting some Hughes family history research then you can view the Hughes 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 Hughes surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
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The name Hughes in Ireland is of similar origin to O'Hea and Hayes and is derived from the native Gaelic O'hAodha Septs that were proliferate in Counties Cork, Clare, Donegal, Wexford, Sligo and Galway. It is in these Counties that the majority of descendants can still be found.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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