Russell Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Russell Family History

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


The name Russell has existed in Ireland since the twelfth century Anglo-Norman invasion. The name is taken from a French word meaning 'red' and is sometimes an anglicized form of the Huguenot name Rossel. This name in Ireland is mostly found in the Provinces of Leinster and Ulster.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Russell Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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