Ralph Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Ralph Family History


Ralph Family History


The name Ralph in Ireland has appeared in records as early as 1311 when it was recorded in Drogheda as 'Rauf'. Rafe and Reap are other variants of this name. Ralph is derived from the ancient Norse first name 'Hrolfr', meaning 'wolf'.

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 Ralph Coat of Arms


Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Bordure/Border Denotes a diference between relatives bearing the same Arms
Bezant Representing a Gold Coin, signifying a person worthy of trust
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.

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