Obrannigan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Obrannigan Family History

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


The names O'Brannigan and Brannigan in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic O'Branagain Sept that is taken from a Gaelic word that translates as 'raven'. The Sept was located in Counties Monaghan and Armagh where the majority of descendants bearing this name can still today be found. Branigan and Brangan 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 Obrannigan Coat of Arms

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
Hand Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice
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