Knowles Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Knowles Family History

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 or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Knowles Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
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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