Fox Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Fox Family History

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


The name Fox in Ireland is of dual origin as the name was adopted by a number of different native Gaelic Septs as well as being brought to the country by settlers from England. The O'Sionnaigh Sept of County Cork and the Mac an tSionnaigh Sept of County Armagh were two such Septs who, in addition to Fox, also changed their name to Shinnick and MacAshinagh respectively.

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 Fox Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Hand Symbol of Faith, Sincerity, and Justice
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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