Skerritt Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Skerritt Family History

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


The names Skerritt and Skerrett in Ireland were originally rendered as Scared, which is an abbreviation of Huscared, meaning 'house care'. These were one of the original 'Tribes of Galway' and thus it is in County Galway and surrounding Counties that the majority of descendants can still today be found.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Skerritt Coat of Arms

Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
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
Squirrel Lover of the woods
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