Norton Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Norton Family History

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


The name Norton in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Neachtain Sept that was located in Connaught Province and especially in Counties Clare and Galway. There are a number of variants including Naughton, Nocton, Knocton, Natton and Nagten.

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 Norton Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Quarter Division
Eagle Symbol of Power and Strength
Quarter Often used when joining families in marriage
Sword Symbol of Government and Justice
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