Heraghty Family Crest, Coat of Arms & Heraghty Name Origin

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Origin of the Name Heraghty

The ancient history of the name Heraghty was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. The name Heraghty has a number of variants including Heraghty, Geraghty, Gerrety, Jerity, Herrity and Heraty. This Irish name is derived from the Gaelic O'hOireachtaigh sept that was located in Counties Galway , Mayo and Donegal. This sept name is taken from the Gaelic word 'oireachtach' that translates as 'member of assembly'.
A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Irish septs and clans that are related often belong to even larger groups, sometimes called tribes.
In Modern times these names are still well represented in the western Counties of Ireland .
The Heraghty coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Heraghty descendants.
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