O'Donnell Coat of Arms, Family Crest and O'Donnell Family History

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


The Irish name O'Donnell is derived from the native Gaelic O'Domhnaill Septs that were located in Counties Clare, Donegal and Galway. It is in these Counties that the majority of Descendants can still be found today.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the O'Donnell Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Arm Symbol of an Industrious Person
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
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