Bolton Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Bolton Family History

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


The name Bolton was introduced into Ireland by settlers from England, especially during the seventeenth century. The name itself is taken from the English town near Manchester. Descendants bearing this name in Ireland can be found in all four Provinces. In County Clare the name has been changed to Balton.

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 Bolton Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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