Spillane Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Spillane Family History

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


The name Spillane in Ireland is derived from the O'Spealain and MacSpealain Gaelic septs. These ancient names were also anglicized as Spollen, Splaine, Spalane, Spalon and Spellman. The name is derived from the Gaelic word 'speal' meaning 'scythe' and is most associated with Counties Tipperary, Cork and Offaly.

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 Spillane Coat of Arms

Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
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