Knowlson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Knowlson Family History

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


The names Knowlson and Knowleson are derived from the name Knowles. In Ireland these names are often of immigrant origin having been brought into Ulster Province 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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Knowlson 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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