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