Begg Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Begg Family History

If you are conducting some Begg family history research then you can view the Begg 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 Begg surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Begg and Begge in Ireland are often derived from the name of a Norman settler family, especially in the Province of Leinster. The name also exists as Bueg in County Cork. In Ulster these names are usually of immigrant origin, being variants of the English names Beggs and Bigge.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Begg Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
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