Keane Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Keane Family History

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


The name Keane in Ireland is derived from the Gaelic O'Cein Sept who were based in County Waterford in the South East. Other descendants may have taken their name from families that adopted Keane as a variant of Kane or Cahan, from the O'Cathain Sept of Derry in the North of the country.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Keane Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Estoile Symbol of God's Goodness
Fish Symbol of Christ
Hand Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves Symbol of Antiquity and Strength
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