Leary Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Leary Family History

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


The names Leary and O'Leary in Ireland are among the fifty most frequently found in the country and are derived from the native Gaelic O'Laohaire Sept that was located in the Province of Munster and especially in County Cork. It is here that the majority of descendants can still be found.

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 Leary Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Ship/Galley Symbol of a notable Expedition by Sea
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