Kearns Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Kearns Family History

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


The name Kearns in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Ciarain and O'Ceirin Septs, taken from a Gaelic word meaning 'dark'. The main Septs were located in Counties Mayo and Cork. Variants of this name include Kerin, Kieran, Kerrane and Kearon.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Kearns Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Leopard Represents Courage and Force
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