If you are conducting some Keenan family history research then you can view the Keenan 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 Keenan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name Keenan is derived
from the native Gaelic O'Cianain
Sept that was based in County
Fermanagh and who were
historians to the Maguires.
Keenan may also have been
changed from Kinahan, especially in
the midland Counties of Westmeath
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
|Fleur de Lis||Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France|
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