If you are conducting some Anderson family history research then you can view the Anderson 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 Anderson surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Anderson in Ireland is
usually of immigrant origin having
been brought to the country by
settlers who arrived into the Province
of Ulster from England, especially
during the seventeenth century.
It is in the Northern Counties that
descendants bearing this name
can still mostly be found. The name
literally means 'son of Andrew'.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
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