Rowan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Rowan Family History

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



ROWAN

The name Rowan in Ireland is of Anglo origin initially and has a number of variants including Rountree,Roantree, Rohan and Ruane. The name was introduced by settlers, especially into Counties Cavan and Armagh where the majority of descendants can still be found.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Rowan Coat of Arms


Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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