Wright Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Wright Family History

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


The name Wright in Ireland was brought to the country by settlers from England who arrived into the Province of Ulster, especially during the seventeenth century. The native Gaelic Mac an Cheairt Sept of County Mayo occasionally changed their name to Wright also, instead of the more usual Kincart.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Wright Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Spear-Heads/Pheons Symbol of 'Readiness for Military Service'
Unicorn Signifies Courage, Virtue and Strength
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