Downs Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Downs Family History
Downs Family History
The name Downs and Downes are derived from the native Gaelic O'Dubhain sept that was located in Counties Clare and Limerick. Dwane and Devane are other variants of this sept name which is taken from the Gaelic word for 'black'.
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 Downs Coat of Arms
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Wavy||Often representing water|
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