If you are conducting some Collier family history research then you can view the Collier 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 Collier surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Collier and Collyer have
exited in Ireland since 1305 and are
derived from the occupational name.
Familes bearing this name formed
a Sept along native Gaelic lines
and were know as Coileir. The
principal settlement areas were in
Counties Carlow, Kilkenny and
Wexford where the majority of
descendants can still be found.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Bordure/Border||Denotes a diference between relatives bearing the same Arms|
|Indented Line||Represents Fire|
|Bezant||Representing a Gold Coin, signifying a person worthy of trust|
|Bull/Ox||Denotes valour and Magnanimity|
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