If you are conducting some Atwood family history research then you can view the Atwood 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 Atwood surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Atwood is of locational origin
and signifies a person who lived near a
wooded area. In Ireland this name is
usually of immigrant origin having
been introduced into the Province
of Ulster by settlers from England
and Scotland, especially during
the seventeenth century.
It is in the Northern Counties that
the majority of descendants
bearing this name in Ireland
can today still be found.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Raguly||Represents Difficulties which have been encountered|
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