Fitzgerald Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Fitzgerald Family History

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


The Irish name Fitzgerald is of Anglo-Norman origin having been brought into the country in the twelfth century. The main Septs bearing the name were called Mac Gerailt and were located in Counties Kerry and Kildare. The name is now widespread in its ancestral Counties as well as in Counties Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Fitzgerald Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross signifies the symbol of Resolution