Blake Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Blake Family History

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


The name Blake in Ireland is derived from the name 'de Blaca' which means 'black'. This Gaelic Sept were one of the famous 'Tribes of Galway'. Their ancestor was Richard Caddell who was Sheriff of Connaught in 1303. A branch of the Sept settled in County Kildare where the village of Blakestown still exists to this day.

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 Blake Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Fret Signifies Persuasion and is the 'true lover's knot'
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