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
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.
|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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