If you are conducting some Stephens family history research then you can view the Stephens 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 Stephens surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Stevens and Stephens
in Ireland are derived from the native
Gaelic Mac Giolla Stiofain Sept. It
was also brought to the country by
settlers especially during the
Oter descendants may deirve from
the Norman Fitzstephen families.
This name is now mostly found in
Counties Dublin and Mayo.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Bend||A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.|
|Chaplets/Wreaths||Symbol of 'One who had performed a Deed of Special Valour'|
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