Forde Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Forde Family History

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


The name Forde in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers from England, especially during the seventeenth century. A number of Gaelic Septs adopted Forde as the anglicized form of their name including the O'Fuarain Sept of County Limerick who also changed their name to Foran.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Forde Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Pale Denotes Military Strength and Fortitude
Martlet One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement
Red Rose Signifies Beauty and Grace
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