If you are conducting some Knowles family history research then you can view the Knowles 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 Knowles surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Knowles in Ireland is
often of immigrant origin having
been brought into the country by
settlers who arrived into the
Province of Ulster, especially
during the seventeenth century.
The native Gaelic O'Tnuthghail Sept
of County Kildare also sometimes
anglicized their name as Knowles
as well as the more usual Newell.
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.
|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|
|Crescent/Increscent Moon||Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'|
|Mullet/Star of Five Points||Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.|
|Red Rose||Signifies Beauty and Grace|
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