If you are conducting some Raftery family history research then you can view the Raftery 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 Raftery surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Raftery in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Reachtaire Sept that was
located in County Mayo in
the West of the country.
The name is taken from a Gaelic
word that translates as 'decree'.
This Sept name was also sometimes
changed to Rafter or Raftiss.
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.
|Ermine||Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Eagle||Symbol of Power and Strength|
|Fish||Symbol of Christ|
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