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Irish Surname - Darmody

Origin of the Irish Surname Darmody

The Irish surname Darmody, also spelled as Dermody, has its origins in the Gaelic name Ó Diarmada or Ó Díormada, which means "descendant of Diarmaid." Diarmaid, a popular male given name in ancient Ireland, is derived from the Gaelic elements "diar" (meaning "without enemy") and "maid" (meaning "harm"). The main area associated with the Darmody surname in Ireland is the province of Leinster, specifically in counties Kildare, Offaly, and Laois.

As Irish emigrants settled in different countries, the surname Darmody spread around the world. Today, Darmody descendants can be found in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Although exact statistics are not readily available, the Darmody surname and its variations are relatively common compared to other Irish surnames.

Variations of the Irish Surname Darmody

Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Darmody

The coat of arms associated with the Darmody surname features a silver shield with three green trefoils (clover leaves) on a black bend sinister, a diagonal stripe running from the top right to the bottom left of the shield. The crest above the shield shows a silver lion rampant holding a green trefoil in its right paw.

There is no specific motto associated with the Darmody Coat of Arms

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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