Johnson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Johnson Family History

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


The name Johnson in Ireland is often of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers from Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. The native Gaelic MacSeain Sept of County Tyrone adopted Johnson as the anglicized form of their name, as well as MacShane.

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 Johnson Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross signifies the symbol of Resolution
Tower/Castle Denotes Grandeur and a place in Society
Fire Signifies Zeal.
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