If you are conducting some Nelson family history research then you can view the Nelson 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 Nelson surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Nelson and Neilson in
Ireland are derived from 'Njall'
which is the Norse form of the
Irish first name 'Niall'.
These names were brought to the
country by settlers from Scotland
and are especially prominent in
Ulster Province and in County
Dublin since the seventeenth
century. The Gaelic form of the
name is Mac Neighill.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|Fleur de Lis||Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France|
|Quarter||Often used when joining families in marriage|
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