Houston Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Houston Family History

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


The name Houston in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been brought to the Province of Ulster by settlers who arrived from Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. It is also sometimes derived from the native Gaelic Mac Uistin Sept who aslo anglicized their name to Hutchin, McCutcheon and Kitchen.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Houston Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Martlet One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement
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