Reid Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Reid Family History

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


The name Reid in Ireland is 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 as the anglicized form of their name. Mulderrig, Reade and Red are other variants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Reid 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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