If you are conducting some Odonnell family history research then you can view the Odonnell 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 Odonnell 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.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Arm||Symbol of an Industrious Person|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
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