Oflaherty Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Oflaherty Family History

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


The name O'Flaherty in Ireland is always associated with County Galway in the West of the country. It was in Galway near Lough Corrib that the Sept became established, leaving Aughnanure Castle as their legacy. The Gaelic form of the name was O'Flaithbheartaigh which translates as 'bright ruler'.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Oflaherty Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Hand Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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