If you are conducting some Neligan family history research then you can view the Neligan 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 Neligan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Neligan in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Niallagain Sept that was located
in County Waterford where the
town of Ballynelligan still exists.
It is in Counties Cork and Kerry
that the majority of descendants
bearing this name can today
mostly 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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Quarter||Often used when joining families in marriage|
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