Fairchild Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Fairchild Family History

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


The name Fairchild in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been brought into the country by settlers who arrived from England, especially during the seventeenth century. The main settlement point was in the Province of Ulster and it is here that the majority of descendants bearing this name can still today be found.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Fairchild Coat of Arms

Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Bordure/Border Denotes a diference between relatives bearing the same Arms
Eagle Symbol of Power and Strength
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