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.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|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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