If you are conducting some Thornton family history research then you can view the Thornton 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 Thornton surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Thornton in Ireland is
usually of Anglo origin having
been brought to the country by
settlers in the seventeenth century.
Some native Gaelic Septs adopted
it as the anglicized version of their
Gaelic name however. These include
the O'Draighnean Sept of County
Galway whose Gaelic name is derived
from a word meaning 'blackthorn'.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Bend||A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.|
|Catherine Wheel||Symbol of One who is perpared to endure great trials for the Christian Faith|
|Fleur de Lis||Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France|
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