O’Hagan Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Chiefs of Tullahogue, in the Barony of Dungannon, co. Tyrone, and Brehone to O’Neill, Prince of Tyrone. The clan of O’Hagan (O’Haedhagain) had their seat in ancient times at Tullahogue, in the county of Tyrone, and in this fortress, according to Dr. O’Donovan, in his “Tribes and Customs of Hy Fiachrach,” the Kings of Ulster were solemnly inaugurated into the style and authority of O’Neill, by O’Hagan, Chieftain of Tullahogue, in whom vested the hereditary right to perform the ceremony). Motto—Vincere aut mori. Quarterly, ar and az. in 1st quarter a shoe ppr. on a canton per chev. gu. and erm. three covered cups or; in 2nd quarter a flag of the first charged with a dexter hand of the fourth; in 3rd quarter a lion ramp. of the sixth; and in 4th quarter a fish naiant ppr. Crest—A cubit arm vested gu. cuffed erm. the hand holding a dagger erect both also ppr.
2) (Baron O’Hagan, of Tullahogue; Right Hon. Thomas O’Hagan, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, 1868-74, was so created 1870). Motto—Buadh no bas (Victory or death). Quarterly, ar and az. in the 1st quarter a shoe ppr. and on a canton per chev. gu. and erm. three covered cups or; in the 2nd quarter a flag of the first charged with a dexter hand of the fourth; in the 3rd quarter a lion ramp. of the sixth, and in the 4th quarter a fish naiant ppr. Crest—On a Roman fasces lying fessewise ppr. a cubit arm vested gu. cuffed erm. the hand holding a dagger erect both ppr. Supporters—Two lions or, collared sa. each holding a banner ar. charged with a dexter hand gu.