Williams Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Williams Family History

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


The name Williams in Ireland is most usually of Welsh origin having been brought to the country by settlers, especially during the seventeenth century. The name became widespread to such an extent that descendants bearing this name can be found in every County in the country.

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Williams Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sword Symbol of Government and Justice
Wings Signifies Protection
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