Dillon Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Dillon Family History

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


The Irish name Dillon is of Norman origin having been brought to the country by settlers in the twelfth century. The major point of settlement was in County Westmeath from where the Sept spread into Counties Roscommon and Mayo. It is in these Counties that the majority of descendants can still be found.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Dillon Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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