Black Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Black Family History

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


The name Black in Ireland is mostly found in Ulster where it is of Scottish origin and connected to the Lamont, MacGregor and Duart clans. It was also brought to the country by Anglo settlers. The Gaelic Mac Giolla Dhuibh Sept of Galway who usually anglicized their name as Kilduff, occasionally used Black instead. From the word 'dubh' meaning 'black'.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Black Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.
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