Toohey Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Toohey Family History

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


The Irish names Tuohy and Toohey are derived from the native Gaelic O'Tuathaigh Sept that was based in Counties Galway and Clare. It is in these Counties that the majority of descendants can still be found. The name is taken from a Gaelic word meaning 'ruler'.

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 Toohey Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Catherine Wheel Symbol of One who is perpared to endure great trials for the Christian Faith
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Wheatsheaf/Garb Symbol of Plenty
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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