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?'
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.
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.
|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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