Ellis Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Ellis Family History

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


The name Ellis in Ireland is derived from the first name Ellis or Elias and has been found in Ireland as Elys since the thirteenth century. Descendants bearing this name can be found in all parts of the country but especially in the Province of Ulster and in an around the Dublin area.

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 Ellis Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Shells Symbol of the Protection of Providence
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