English Coat of Arms, Family Crest and English Family History

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


The name English in Ireland is of Norman origin having been brought to the country in the thirteenth century by the l'Angleis family who established the Aingleis Sept along Gaelic lines. County Limerick was the main settlement point. Variants include Englishby, Ingoldsby and even Gallogly.

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 English Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Shells Symbol of the Protection of Providence
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