Francis Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Francis Family History

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


The name Francis in Ireland was brought to the country by settlers who arrived from England, especially during the seventeenth century. This name is ultimately of Norman origin, meaning 'Frenchman' but was changed to its Gaelic form, Proinseis, by some families in County Galway.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Francis Coat of Arms

Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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