Argent a chevron gules between in dexter chief a spear's head, in sinister chief a pheon, and in base a horseshoe, all azure points down.Crest:
A pheon azure.View the Heraldry Dictionary for help.
his surname was established in Clare in the 11th century by a Dalnassian family serving with the household troops of the O'Brien Kings of Thurmond. In the 15th century members of the family migrated to Ulster and in the 16th century the anglicized form Sexton become common altho the original Gaelic form of the name is still commonly used by the bilingual people of Clare and Galway.
I stand, take my stand, halt, stop, last, endure, maintain, sustain.
Name Variations: Sexton, O'Seasnain, Seasnain, Shasnan, O'Shasnan.
References:One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.
Irish Families, Their Names, Arms & Origins; Edward MacLysaght - 1957.
The Surnames of Ireland; Edward MacLynsaght - 1957.
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