Winter Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Winter Family History

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


The name Winter in Ireland is often of immigrant origin having been introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. Winter and Winters are also used as anglicized forms of the County Tyrone Gaelic Mac Giolla Gheimhridh name, which was also changed to MacAlivery.

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 Winter 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
Finger Ring/Annulet Symbol of Fidelity
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