Preston Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Preston Family History

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


The name Preston in Ireland was introduced to the country in the thirteenth century and has since been associated with the Gormanstown area of Counties Dublin and Meath. Descendants bearing this name can today be found mostly in the original settlement Province of Leinster.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Preston Coat of Arms

Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
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