If you are conducting some Oneil family history research then you can view the Oneil 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 Oneil surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names O'Neil and O'Neill are
derived from a number of distinct
Septs that were widely dispersed
Counties Clare, Waterford and
Carlow were all strongholds but
the most famous Septs were located
in Counties Tyrone and Derry. It
was this Sept that provided some of
the High Kings of Ireland.
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.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Wavy||Often representing water|
|Estoile||Symbol of God's Goodness|
|Fish||Symbol of Christ|
|Hand||Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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