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Irish Surname - Gaffney

Origin of the Irish surname Gaffney

The Irish surname Gaffney is an anglicised form of the Gaelic name "Ó Gamhna," which means "descendant of Gamhain." The name Gamhain is derived from "gamh," meaning "calf." The Gaffney surname has its origins primarily in County Cavan, where the family held significant lands and influence during medieval times. Gaffney families can also be found in Counties Longford, Leitrim, and Roscommon.

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Variations of the Irish Surname Gaffney

Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Gaffney

The Gaffney coat of arms features a silver shield with a red chevron between three red calves. The crest displays a red calf passant. There is no specific motto associated with the Gaffney surname, but it is possible that individual branches of the family may have developed their own unique motto over time. It is essential to note that a coat of arms is granted to a specific individual and not to a family as a whole; therefore, the right to use a coat of arms is passed down through the male line of a family.

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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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