Donlevy Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Donlevy Family History

Donlevy Family History

The Irish name Donlevy is derived from the native Gaelic MacDuinnshleibhe Sept who were located in Counties Donegal and Down in the North of the country. The name is taken from the word 'sliabh' which means 'mountain'. A branch of this Sept migrated to North Connaught in the seventeenth century while another branch moved to Scotland and became known as Dunlop and Dunlief.

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 Donlevy Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Hand Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Stag/Buck/Deer Signifies Policy, Peace and Harmony

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