Nelson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Nelson Family History

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Nelson Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Quarter Division
Fleur de Lis Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France
Quarter Often used when joining families in marriage
Click Here for Wonderful Nelson
Christmas, Wedding & Birthday Gifts from Ireland. FREE Worldwide Delivery!

Click Here Now
Get the Nelson custom-made
Plaque or Shield with the Nelson Family Crest and get a FREE GIFT
Click Here!

Get Nelson Coat of Arms Flag. Different styles available and free worldwide delivery.
Click Here!

Click Here Now
Get the discounted Nelson High Quality Print and get FREE DELIVERY (limited time offer)
Click Here!

by Michael Green

May Not be Reproduced or Used without Permission
These images and history information are copyright!
You may use up to 4 of them on your personal website but they cannot be used
for any commercial purpose whatsoever. Any attempt to copy large numbers of images
and change them with the intent of passing them off as your own work will be
vigorously contested in the courts of your country.