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 Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|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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