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Irish Surname - Harney

Origin of the Irish surname Harney

The Irish surname Harney is of Gaelic origin, derived from the Old Gaelic name "Ó hAthairne." The name is a patronymic form, meaning it comes from the name of a male ancestor. In this case, "Ó" means "descendant of" or "grandson of," while "hAthairne" was a personal name meaning "warrior" or "lord." The Harney surname is primarily associated with the western region of Ireland, particularly in County Galway and County Mayo.

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Variations of the Irish Surname Harney

Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Harney

The Harney coat of arms features a red shield with a silver chevron between three silver escallops (shells). The escallop shell is a symbol of pilgrimage and travel, often representing a journey of faith or a spiritual quest. The silver chevron signifies protection and is believed to represent the roof of a house, symbolising faithful service and achievement in the home or community. There is no known motto associated with the Harney surname.

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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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