If you are conducting some O'Mara family history research then you can view the O'Mara 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'Mara surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names O'Mara, O'Meara and Mara
in Ireland are derived from the native
Gaelic O'Meadhra Sept, taken from
a Gaelic word that means 'merry'.
The village of Toomevara in County
Tipperary is this Sept's legacy and
it is in Tipperary and surrounding
Counties that the majority of
descendants can still be found.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Bordure/Border||Denotes a diference between relatives bearing the same Arms|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Shells||Symbol of the Protection of Providence|
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