If you are conducting some O'Dowd family history research then you can view the O'Dowd 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'Dowd surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name O'Dowd is derived
from the native Gaelic O'Dubhda
Septs that were located in Counties
Sligo and Mayo especially. Smaller
Septs dispersed to Kerry where they
are now known as Doody and to
Derry where they became Duddy.
Dodd and O'Dowda are other variants
of this name that can still be mostly
found in the Connaught Counties.
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.
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross||signifies the symbol of Resolution|
|Sword||Symbol of Government and Justice|
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