Martell Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Martell Family History

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


The names Martell and Mortell in Ireland are on record in Counties Tipperary, Limerick and Cork since the thirteenth century. These names are derived from the Latin name 'Martellus' and also from the French word 'martel', meaning 'hammer'.

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 Martell Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Axe Symbol of Execution of Military Duty
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