Keating Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Keating Family History

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


The name Keating was brought to the country by Anglo-Norman settlers who settled principally in County Wexford. The Provinces of Munster and Leinster were the main dispersion regions and this is evidenced by the existence of the town of Ballykeating in Cork and Keatingspark in Dublin.

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 Keating Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross signifies the symbol of Resolution
Laurel Leaves Symbol of Peace and Quietness
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