Salmon Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Salmon Family History

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


The name Salmon in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Bradain Sept of Connaught Province. Bradden is used in Counties Donegal and Leitrim as an alternative. The name was also brought to the country by settlers from England, especially during the seventeenth century. Sammon and Fisher are other variants.

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 Salmon Coat of Arms

Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Fish Symbol of Christ
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