Plunkett Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Plunkett Family History

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


The name Plunkett in Ireland is of French origin initially and was brought to the country by the Anglo-Normans in the twelfth century. The main Septs were located in County Meath although descendants can be found in numbers in both County Louth and Dublin.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Plunkett Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Tower/Castle Denotes Grandeur and a place in Society