Bell Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Bell Family History

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


The name Bell in Ireland is one of the hundred most frequently found in the country and is especially common in Ulster where Scottish settlers arrived in the seventeenth century. The name itself is derived from the French word 'bel' meaning 'beautiful'.

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 Bell Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Bells Signifies the power of Church bells to Disperse Evil Spirits
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