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.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|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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