Payne Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Payne Family History

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


The name Payne in Ireland was brought to the country by settlers as early as the fourteenth century. The main setlements were in the Province of Leinster with a number of towns being called Paynestown. It is sometimes confused with the name Pyne which is also of Anglo origin but is more often found in County Cork.

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 Payne Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Plate Representing a Silver Coin
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