Carson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Carson Family History

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


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The family history of the ancient name Carson was found in the archives.

Surnames developed a wide number of variants over the centuries. Many different spelling variations of the same name can be traced back to a single original root. Also, when a bearer of a name emigrated from Ireland it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books upon arrival at their new location. Some names have dozens of spelling variations. Some Surnames were also altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically, by their sound, and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another. This was especially so in Ireland where most Gaelic names were 'anglicized' at some stage.

Variants of the name Carson include Corson and Corsan. This was the name of an ancient Galloway family of which the direct line died out in the late fifteenth century. They were provosts of Dumfries in Scotland for several generations and were prominent in the local affairs of Kirkcudbrightshire. The first known bearer of the name was Sir Robert de Carson, who witnessed a charter in the year 1270. This name is of Scottish descent spreading to Ireland, England and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout these countries. Examples of such are an Alicia Careson who was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire in the year 1379. The name is very prominent in Ulster Province in Ireland having been introduced there by settlers from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. The Carson family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Carson descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Carson Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
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