If you are conducting some Nolan family history research then you can view the Nolan 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 Nolan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Nolan in Ireland is among the
fifty most frequently found and is derived
from the O'Nuallain Gaelic Sept that was
located in County Carlow.
It is in the Province of Leinster and
in County Cork that the majority of
descendants can 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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Martlet||One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement|
|Sword||Symbol of Government and Justice|
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