Kent Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Kent Family History

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


The name Kent in Ireland is derived from the native Ceannt Sept that was located in County Meath. This Sept is of immigrant origin since the thirteenth century arrival of settlers from England and was also brought to the country by settlers who arrived into Ulster in the seventeenth century.

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 Kent Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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