Knight Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Knight Family History

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


The names Knight and McKnight in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic Sept Mac An Ridire. The Gaelic word 'ridire' means 'knight'. Ruddery is used interchangeably with Knight. The Sept was mainly located in County Westmeath and was a branch of the Fitzsimons Sept.

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 Knight Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Canton An Honorable charge
Red Rose Signifies Beauty and Grace
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