If you are conducting some Kirwan family history research then you can view the Kirwan 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 Kirwan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name Kirwan is derived
from the native Gaelic O'Ciardubhain
Sept who were one of the famous
'Tribes of Galway'.
The name is taken from the Irish
word 'Ciar' meaning 'black' or 'dark'.
Descendants bearing the name can
be found in each of the four Provinces
especially in Leinster.
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.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|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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