O Connell Family Crest


O Connell family crest

Colors on the O Connell family crest explained

Argent (silver) -signifies the O'Connell family's reputation for peacefulness and sincerity.

Vert (green) - symbolizes family members loyalty in love and hope for the future




  Symbols on the O Connell family crest explained

The stag - symbolizes how the O'Connell family are people of a peaceful and harmonious nature. Those who will not fight unless provoked.

The three trefoil symbol - represents ever-lasting qualities. A symbol with connections to ancient Ireland.


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Origins of the O Connell family name

    The earliest known origin of the name O'Connell is Irish.

     The name is derived from the Gaelic name O'Conaill, which means "son of Conall".

    Conall was a popular name among early Irish kings and chieftains, and was the name of several early Irish saints. The name means 'strong'.


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    Summary of the O Connell family and the O Connell family crest

    • The O'Connell surname is derived from the Irish Gaelic name Conall, meaning "strong as a wolf."
    • The name first appears in Irish history in the 9th century, when the O'Connell clan was one of the four principal clans of the kingdom of Munster.
    • The O'Connell clan is thought to have descended from early saints.
    • The O'Connells were powerful rulers in Munster for centuries, and the name is still associated with the province today. 
    • The O'Connells are one of the oldest and most prominent families in Ireland, with a history dating back to the 5th century.
    • The O'Connells have produced several notable figures in Irish history, including The Liberator Daniel O'Connell, who helped bring about Catholic Emancipation in the early 19th century.
    • The O'Connells have also been involved in politics and government throughout the centuries, with several members serving as prominent politicians in Ireland.
    • The O'Connells are a large and widespread family, with members living in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
    • The O'Connells have a strong sense of family and community, and are known for their loyalty and support of one another.
    • The name was first brought to North America by Irish immigrants in the 1600s.
    • The O'Connell family was one of the first families to settle in the Boston area of Massachusetts.
    • The family name has been spelled many different ways over the years, including O'Connell, O'Connel, O'Connelly, and Connell.