If you are conducting some Caldwell family history research then you can view the Caldwell 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 Caldwell surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Caldwell in Ireland
is usually of Anglo origin having
been brought to the country by
settlers in the seventeenth century.
It was also sometimes adopted by the
native Gaelic O'hUarghuis Sept of
County Tyrone and by the
MacConluain Sept of County Cavan.
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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|Vert/Green||Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love|
|Pile||Represents large pieces of Wood, in honour of 'One who has shown great ability in any kind of Construction'|
|Wavy||Often representing water|
|Plate||Representing a Silver Coin|
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