Brandon Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Brandon Family History

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


The name Brandon is derived from the Gaelic MacBreandain sept that was located in County Kerry and who were a branch of the Fitzmaurices. Brendon is an occasional variant. In Ulster the name is usually of immigrant origin having been introduced into the Province of Ulster by settlers from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. The Anglo form of the name is 'de Brandon'.

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 Brandon Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
Pellet/Ogress/Gunstone Black Roundle which represents a Canon ball
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