French Coat of Arms, Family Crest and French Family History

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


The name French in Ireland is of Anglo-Norman origin, the name having been brought to the country by settlers in the fifteenth century who based themselves in County Wexford. Migration to the Province of Connaught resulted in a large number of descendants bearing the name now being found 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 French Coat of Arms

Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
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