Kerrigan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Kerrigan Family History

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


The name Kerrigan in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Ciaragain Sept that was located in County Mayo where the town of Ballykerrigan still exists. The variant name Comber in County Galway also derives from this Sept name as does the name Comer.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Kerrigan Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Raven Symbol of War
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