Wilkinson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Wilkinson Family History

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


The name Wilkinson in Ireland was brought to the country by settlers who arrived into the Province of Ulster especially during the seventeenth century. The native Gaelic Mac Uilcin Sept of Connaught Province sometimes anglicized their name to Wilkinson, instead of the more usual McQuilkin.

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 Wilkinson Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Martlet One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement
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