Kerr Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Kerr Family History

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


The name Kerr in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers who arrived into Ulster especially during the seventeenth century. Some members of the native Gaelic Mac Fheardhaigh Sept may have adopted Kerr as the anglicized form of their name instead of the more usual Carr or Carry.

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 Kerr Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.
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