Shaw Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Shaw Family History

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


The name Shaw in Ireland is of Scottish origin having been brought to Ulster in the sixteenth century by settlers from the Mackintosh Clan. Descendants bearing this name can can be found in all four Provinces but the highest density is still in the Province of Ulster.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Shaw Coat of Arms

Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Engrailed Line/Invecked Line Signifies Earth or Land
Eagle Symbol of Power and Strength
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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