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?'



KNIGHT

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.

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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