Bryson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Bryson Family History

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


The name Bryson in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Muirgheasain Sept of County Donegal. This Gaelic name translates as 'sea valour'. Bryson and the variant Briceson were also brought into the country by settlers who arrived from England, especially during the seventeenth century.

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 Bryson Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Arrows/Arrow-Heads Often symbolizing military readiness
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.
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