If you are conducting some Tierney family history research then you can view the Tierney 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 Tierney surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Tierney in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
Sept O'Tighearnaigh, the most
prominent of which was located
in County Mayo in the West of
Counties Donegal and Westmeath
also had large Septs of this name
and it is in these Counties that the
majority of descendants can still
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
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