Head Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Head Family History

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


The names Head and Heade in Ireland are usually locative names, describing someone who lived near the head of a stream or valley. These names were brought into the country by settlers from England. These names are most often found in Counties Meath and Tipperary as well as Waterford and Cork.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Head Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
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
Unicorn Signifies Courage, Virtue and Strength
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