If you are conducting some Ross family history research then you can view the Ross 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 Ross surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Ross in Ireland is
usually of immigrant origin having
been brought to the country by
settlers from Scotland, especially
during the seventeenth century.
The native Gaelic Mac Aindriu Sept
also occasionally adopted Ross as
the anglicized form of their name, as
well as the more usual MacAndrew.
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.
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Embattled Line||Represents the Walls of a Fortress or Town|
|Cinquefoils||Signifies Hope and Joy|
|Water Bougets||Emblem of those who brought Water to an Army|
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