O’Meara Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (the Sept of O’Mearadhaigh, whose Chief ruled over the territory of Hy-Fathaidh, now the Barony of Iffa and Offa, co. Tipperary). Gu. three lions pass. guard. in pale per pale or and ar. a border az. charged with eight escallops of the last. Crest—A pelican vulning herself ppr. Motto—Opima spolia.
2) (Lishenuske, co. Tipperary; Fun. Ent. Ulster’s Office, 1636, Teige O’Meara, son and heir of William O’Meara, both of same place). Gu. three lions pass. guard. in pale per pale ar. and or, armed and langued az. a border of the last, semée of crescents of the third.
3) (Dublin; arms confirmed and crest granted to Jeremiah O’Meara, 1775). Same Arms. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a lion’s head az.
4) (Reg. Ulster’s Office). Gu. three lions pass. guard. per pale ar. and or, a border az. charged with eight crescents of the third. Crest—A pelican displ. ar. membered and beaked gu. vulning the breast guttée de sang, surmounted by a lozenge vert. Motto—Virescit vultiere virtus.