Saxton Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Saxton Family History


Saxton Family History


The names Saxton and Sexton in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic Sept O'Seasnain who were located in County Limerick in the West of the country. Shasnan is a variant of this name. The majority of descendants can still be found in the Western Counties.

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 Saxton Coat of Arms


Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Horseshoe Symbol of Good Luck
Passion Nails Symbol of the Suffering of Christ
Spear-Heads/Pheons Symbol of 'Readiness for Military Service'

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