White Coat of Arms, Family Crest and White Family History

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


The name White in Ireland was brought to the country by settlers in the fourteenth century. The Gaelic form of the name is de Faoite although the use of the words 'ban' and 'geal' that both translate as 'white', has led to a number of anglicized versions of this name including Bann, Bawn, Kilbane, Bannane and even Galligan. The name is now among the fifty most frequently found in Ireland.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the White Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Engrailed Line/Invecked Line Signifies Earth or Land
Red Rose Signifies Beauty and Grace
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