Bowyer Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Bowyer Family History

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


The name Bowyer in Ireland is usually of Anglo origin and is derived from the word 'bowyere' meaning 'bow-maker'. The name is recorded in County Dublin as early as the year 1644 and is also associated with Counties Longford and Westmeath. Later immigrant families of this name settled in Ulster Province.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Bowyer Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
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