Godfrey Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Godfrey Family History

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


The name Godfrey in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic MacGothraidh sept who were a branch of the Maguires of County Fermanagh. The County Tipperary sept of O'Gothraidh also anglicized their native name as Godfrey as well as Gohery and Geoghery.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Godfrey Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Griffin Symbol of Bravery and Vigilance
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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