Hunt Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Hunt Family History

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


The name Hunt in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Fiachna Sept that was located in County Roscommon. This Sept name was also anglicized to both Feighney and Feheny. The name was also brought to Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England, especially during the seventeenth century.

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 Hunt Coat of Arms

Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Leopard Represents Courage and Force
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Snake Symbol of Wisdom
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