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.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|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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