Clarkson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Clarkson Family History

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


The name Clarkson in Ireland is usually derived from the native Gaelic O'Cleirigh Sept who also anglicized their name as Clery and Clark. The Sept was originally located in County Galway but became dispersed throughout the country after the thirteenth century. Clarkson may also be of immigrant origin from England and Scotland.

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 Clarkson Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Engrailed Line/Invecked Line Signifies Earth or Land
Finger Ring/Annulet Symbol of Fidelity
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