Rooney Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Rooney Family History

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


The Irish name Rooney is derived from the native Gaelic O'Ruanaidh Sept that was located in County Down in the North of the country. The name is sometimes used as an alternative to Mulrooney and it has also been adopted by members of the O'Runaidhin Sept of County Leitrim who more usually changed their name to Rooneen or Roonian.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Rooney Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Martlet One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement
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