Elder Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Elder Family History


Elder Family History


The name Elder in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been brought into the Province of Ulster by settlers from England, especially during the seventeenth century. The name means 'senior'. It is in Counties Derry and Donegal that the majority of descendants of this name can today 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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Elder Coat of Arms


Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.

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