Quirke Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Quirke Family History

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


The names Quirk and Quirke in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic O'Cuirc Septs whose name is taken form a Gaelic word that translates as 'heart'. The main settlement point was in County Tipperary and there are a number of variants, including Kirke, Quick and Oates.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Quirke Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves Symbol of Antiquity and Strength
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