West Coat of Arms, Family Crest and West Family History

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



WEST

The name West in Ireland is of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers from England who arrived into the Province of Ulster, especially during the seventeenth century. It is in the Northern Counties that the majority of descendants bearing this name can still be found.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the West Coat of Arms


Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Indented Line Represents Fire
Leopard Represents Courage and Force
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