Rafferty Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Rafferty Family History

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



RAFFERTY

The name Rafferty in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Raithbheartaigh Sept that was located in Counties Tyrone and Louth and where the majority of descendants still hail from. The name is taken from Gaelic words that translate as 'prosperity wielder'.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Rafferty Coat of Arms


Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Dolphin Symbol of charity and Kind Affection towards children
Eagle Symbol of Power and Strength
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