Berry Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Berry Family History

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


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The Berry ancient family history was found in the archives. Meaning 'at the Bury', Berry is a locational name that has a number of variants including Berrie, Bury, Berrier, Beary, Burrows and Burroughes. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout the above islands. Examples of such are a John Bery who was recorded in the University of Oxford in the year 1513, and James Berrie, of Hey, parish of Wigan, who was recorded in the Wills of Chester, in the year 1609.

In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. During the 'Plantations of Ireland' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Ireland was colonized by the English Crown with this period marking the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland. This period brought an influx of settlers into the country but, unlike the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century that resulted in a full integration into Irish society of the new arrivals, the same never occurred with the Ulster Planters who maintained their own distinct identity.

Berry is also an anglicized form of the native Gaelic O'Beara sept of County Offaly, who also changed their name to Beary.The Berry family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Berry descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Berry Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Engrailed Line/Invecked Line Signifies Earth or Land
Leopard Represents Courage and Force
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