If you are conducting some Shank family history research then you can view the Shank 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 Shank surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Shank and Shanks in
Ireland are of immigrant origin having
been brought into the Province of
Ulster by settlers who arrived from
England and Scotland, especially
during the seventeenth century.
It is in Ulster that the majority of
descendants bearing these
names can still today be found.
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.
|Purpure/Purple||Represents Royal Majesty, Sovereignty and Justice|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Shells||Symbol of the Protection of Providence|
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