Kilroy Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Kilroy Family History

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


The name Kilroy in Irland is often derived from the native Gaelic Mac Giolla Rua Sept that was located in Connaught Province. Variants include MacIlroy in Ulster and Kilroe in County Roscommon. It is in the Western Counties as well as County Fermanagh that the majority of descendants bearing this name can today be found.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Kilroy Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Dolphin Symbol of charity and Kind Affection towards children
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