Oshaughnessy Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Oshaughnessy Family History

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


The Irish name O'Shaughnessy is derived from the native Gaelic O'Seachnasaigh Sept who were located in County Galway but who spread into Counties Clare and Limerick. The Sept is said to be descended from Daithi, who was the last Pagan King 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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Oshaughnessy Coat of Arms

Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Tower/Castle Denotes Grandeur and a place in Society
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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