Knox Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Knox Family History

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


The name Knox in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers who arrived from Sctoland, especially during the seventeenth century. The Province of Ulster was the main settlement point and it is here that the majority of descendants bearing the name can still today be found.

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 Knox Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Bordure/Border Denotes a diference between relatives bearing the same Arms
Engrailed Line/Invecked Line Signifies Earth or Land
Raven Symbol of War
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