Cross Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Cross Family History

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


The name Cross in Ireland is often of immigrant origin, especially in Ulster Province. Cross is also a variant form of McCrossan, taken from the Gaelic Mac an Chrosain septs of Counties Tyrone and Laoise. The town of Ballymacrossan still exists to this very day.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Cross Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
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