Martin Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Martin Family History

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


The names Martin and Martyn in Ireland have a number of origins. These names are sometimes used as abbreviations of the name Gilmartin. Anglo-Norman settlers also brought in these names and became esatablished as one of the 'Tribes of Galway'. The native Gaelic MacMairtin Sept of County Tyrone were a branch of the O'Neills.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Martin Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Sun Denotes Glory and Splendour.
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