Weir Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Weir Family History

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


The name Weir in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Sept Mac an Mhaoir, where the word 'Mhaoir' means 'steward', and who were based in County Armagh. The O'Corra Sept based in County Westmeath sometimes anglicized their name to Weir and still others will be of English or Scottish origin.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Weir Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Mullet/Star of Five Points Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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