Cotter Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Cotter Family History

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


The names Cotter and MacCotter in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic Mac Coitir sept that in turn is derived from a Norse first name. This sept was located in County Cork in the South of the country where the town of Ballymacotter shows their homeland.

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 Cotter Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
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