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

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



O'KEEFFE

The name O'Keeffe in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Sept O'Caoimh, taken from a word meaning 'gentle'. This Sept provided some of the Kings of Munster and although they were forced out of their Cork homeland by the Anglo-Normans they did not go very far. Cork, Kerry and the other Munster Counties are where the majority of descendants are found.

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


Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Hand Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage