Nunan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Nunan Family History

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


The names Nunan and Noonan in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic O'Nuanain or O'hIonmhaineain Septs that are derived from the Gaelic word 'ionmhain' meaning 'beloved'. County Cork was the principal location of these Septs. O'Nunan and Nuneen are variants.

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 Nunan Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Eagle Symbol of Power and Strength
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