Reed Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Reed Family History

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


The names Reed and Reid in Ireland are often of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers from England and Scotland in the seventeenth century. The native Gaelic O'Riada Sept of County Tipperary and the O'Maoildeirg Sept of County Mayo have also adopted Reid and Reed as the anglicized forms of their name. Mulderrig, Reade and Red are other variants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Reed Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Fleur de Lis Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France
Torteau Red Roundle which signifies the Communion Wafer
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