Leonard Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Leonard Family History

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


The name Leonard in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Leannain Sept of Counties Cork, Fermanagh and Galway. These Septs also adopted Lennon, Linane, Lunny, Gilsenan and other variants as the anglicized version of their name. The name was also brought into the country by settlers in the seventeenth century.

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 Leonard Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Indented Line Represents Fire
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