Shanley Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Shanley Family History

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


The name Shanley in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Mac Seanlaoich Sept that was located in County Leitrim where the name can still be found today. The Sept leader was known as 'MacShanley of Dromod'. The name means 'old hero'.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Shanley Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Estoile Symbol of God's Goodness
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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