Gillespie Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Gillespie Family History

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


The Irish name Gillespie is derived from the native Gaelic Mac Giolla Easpuig Sept which was also anglicized to 'Bishop'. Descendants bearing this name can today be found mostly in the Province of Ulster. There are a number of variants including Clusby, Glashby and Glaspy.

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 Gillespie Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Red Rose Signifies Beauty and Grace
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