Alexander Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Alexander Family History

If you are conducting some Alexander family history research then you can view the Alexander coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Alexander surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Alexander in Ireland was brought into the country by English and Scottish settlers who emigrated to the Province of Ulster in the seventeenth century. It is in Counties Down and Antrim that the majority of descendants can still be found. Variants include MacCalshender and McAllister.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Alexander Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
Harp/Lyre Denotes Contemplation
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.
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