Holston Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Holston Family History


Holston Family History


The name Holston in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been introduced into the Province of Ulster by settlers from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. It is in the Northern Counties that the majority of descendants bearing this name in Ireland can today still be found.

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 Holston Coat of Arms


Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Bull/Ox Denotes valour and Magnanimity
Dolphin Symbol of charity and Kind Affection towards children
Keys Symbol of Guardianship and Dominion
Martlet One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement
Pellet/Ogress/Gunstone Black Roundle which represents a Canon ball
Squirrel Lover of the woods

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