Owen Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Owen Family History

Owen Family History

The names Owen and Owens in Ireland may be of Welsh origin having been brought to the country by settlers in the seventeenth century. It is also used as the anglicized version of the native Gaelic Mac Eoin Sept. MacOwen Owenson, Hynes and Hines are other variants of this name that is still found in most Counties in Ireland.

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 Owen Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Canton An Honorable charge
Boar Represents the bearing of a Warrior
Chains Signifies a Reward for Honourable Service
Oak Tree/Acorns/Oak Leaves Symbol of Antiquity and Strength

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