Golden Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Golden Family History

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


Variants of the name Golden include Goldrick, Golding and Goulding. This name is derived from the Gaelic O'Goilin sept of County Donegal. They were a family of the Cenel Eoghain called Gallen in English with their territory comprising part of County Donegal as well as Counties Tyrone and Derry. The forms Golden and Goldrick are found around Carrick-on-Shannon and Boyle.

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 Golden Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
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
Bezant Representing a Gold Coin, signifying a person worthy of trust
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