Stephens Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Stephens Family History

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


The names Stevens and Stephens in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic Mac Giolla Stiofain Sept. It was also brought to the country by settlers especially during the sixteenth century. Oter descendants may deirve from the Norman Fitzstephen families. This name is now mostly found in Counties Dublin and Mayo.

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 Stephens Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Chaplets/Wreaths Symbol of 'One who had performed a Deed of Special Valour'
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