Ferris Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Ferris Family History

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


The name Ferris in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Fearghuis Sept which is also anglicized as Fergus. The name literally translates as 'man of vigour'. O'Fergus is another variant and it is also used in Ulster instead of the immigrant Scottish names Ferguson and MacFergus.

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 Ferris Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Horseshoe Symbol of Good Luck
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