If you are conducting some O'Dwyer family history research then you can view the O'Dwyer 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'Dwyer surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name O'Dwyer is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Duibhir Sept who were a
leading Sept located in County
Tipperary in the South of
It is in Tipperary and in surrounding
Counties that the majority of
descendants can still today
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Ermine||Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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