Roe Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Roe Family History

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


The name Roe in Ireland is often derived from the native Gaelic O'Ruaidh Sept of Counties Cork and Waterford, which was also anglicized as Ormond. The name translates from Gaelic as 'red'. Roe also sometimes exists as an abbreviation of McEnroe or as a variant of the English name Rowe.

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 Roe Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Bezant Representing a Gold Coin, signifying a person worthy of trust
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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