Sharkey Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Sharkey Family History

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


The name Sharkey in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Searcaigh Sept that was located in County Tyrone in the North of the country. It is in Ulster and in County Louth that the majority of descendants can still be found. The name is taken from a Gaelic word that translates as 'loving'.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Sharkey Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Fleur de Lis Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France
Spear-Heads/Pheons Symbol of 'Readiness for Military Service'
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