If you are conducting some Graves family history research then you can view the Graves 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 Graves surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The English name Graves has been
found in Ireland since the
sixteenth century and is associated
most with Counties Cork, Offaly,
Tyrone and also with Dublin University.
Variants of this name include Grave,
Greave and Greaves. The name itself
refers to a person who lived near a
'grove' and also to a person who
held the position of steward.
A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Canton||An Honorable charge|
|Anchor||Christian symbol of Hope|
|Crown||Denotes Royal Authority|
|Eagle||Symbol of Power and Strength|
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