Cox Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Cox Family History

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


The name Cox in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Mac an Choiligh Sept that was located in County Roscommon. There are a number of variants including MacQuilly, MacGilly, Magilly and MacGiolla, all of which are mostly found in Counties Monaghan and Roscommon.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Cox Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Canton An Honorable charge
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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