Campbell Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Campbell Family History

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


The name Campbell in Ireland originated with the Gallowglass who moved into Ulster and later with more traditional settlers who arrived in the seventeenth century. The County Tyrone native Gaelic MacCathmhaoil Sept also adopted Campbell as the anglicized version of their name after the Plantations.

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 Campbell Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Canton An Honorable charge
Horse Signifies Willingness to Work for King and Country
Ship/Galley Symbol of a notable Expedition by Sea
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