Forbes Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Forbes Family History

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


The name Forbes in Ireland is most associated with a Scottish immigrant family who settled in County Longford centuries ago. This name is also an anglicized form of the Gaelic MacFirbhisigh sept name of Connaught Province that was also changed to McFirbis. In County Clare the name is pronounced as Forbis.

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 Forbes Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
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