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Irish Surname - Carolan

The surname Carolan is an anglicized version of the Irish Gaelic name Ó Cearbhalláin, which is derived from the personal name Cearbhallán, meaning "little brave one".

The name is most commonly found in the counties of Leitrim, Cavan, and Longford in Ireland, but can also be found in other areas of the country and around the world.

Famous People with surname Carolan

Variations of the surname Carolan

Carolan Coat of Arms

The coat of arms for the Carolan family features a blue shield with three silver fleur-de-lis arranged vertically in the center. Above the shield is a helmet with a silver and blue mantling, and on top of the helmet is a gold torse with blue and silver stripes. The crest features a silver lion holding a blue shield with a gold star in the center.

Carolan Motto

"In Fide et in Bello Fortis" - "Strong in Faith and War"

Please Note

There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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