Davenport Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Davenport Family History

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


The name Davenport is usually of Anglo locational from the township in East Cheshire. In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. The name has been recorded in Dublin as early as the year 1477. The O'Donndubhartaigh sept of County Tipperary sometimes adopted Davenport as the anglicized form of their name, as well as Donarty.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Davenport Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
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