O’Keefe Coat of Arms / Family Crest


British Isles


British Isles

Blazon description

(a Sept who originally possessed the southern half of ancient Feara Maighe, now Fermoy, co. Cork, from which they were driven after the English invasion, when they settled at Duhallow, same co., in the district known as Pobble O’Keefe. The name is derived from Caoimh or Keeve, Chief of the Sept., who lived a.d. 950). Vert a lion ramp. or, in chief two dexter hands couped at the wrist erect and арaumee of the last. Crest—A griffin pass. or, holding in the dexter claw a sword ppr.

(Ballymaguirk, co. Cork; descended from Art Mac Donel O’Keefe, chief of his name temp. Queen Elizabeth: Daniel O’Keefe, of Ballymaguirk, was killed at the battle of Aughrim on the side of James II., leaving three sons who settled in France; allowed by Fortescue, Ulster, 1797). Az. on a mount in base ppr. a lion ramp. or. Crest—A griffin pass, or, holding in the dexter claw a sword ppr. Motto—Forti et fideli nihil difficile.

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