Kenny Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Kenny Family History

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


The name Kenny in Ireland is derived from a number of sources including the native Gaelic O'Cionnaoith Sept who were based in Counties Galway and Tyrone. Other descendants may derive from English or French settlers who arrived into County Wexford. The name is among the eighty most frequently found in the country.

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 Kenny Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
Fleur de Lis Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France
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