If you are conducting some Watson family history research then you can view the Watson 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 Watson surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Watson in Ireland
is derived from the native Gaelic
Mac Bhaididh Sept whose name
was also anglicized as MacWhatty,
MacWatt and MacQuatt.
The name was also brought into the
Province of Ulster by settlers from
England and Scotland, especially
during the seventeenth century.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Engrailed Line/Invecked Line||Signifies Earth or Land|
|Crescent/Increscent Moon||Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'|
|Martlet||One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement|
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