Graham Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Graham Family History


Graham Family History


The Graham ancient family history was found in the irishsurnames.com archives. The Graham family legend extends to the year 420 when a famous Caledonian warrior breached the Roman defences in 420, and won it the name of 'Grahams Dyke'. An early bearer of the name was Sir William de Graham who was of Norman origin in the twelfth century. From him descended the Grahams of Montrose, one of the most distinguished of all Scottish families. In Ireland this name is often of immigrant origin having been brought into Ulster by settlers but the name is also used as an anglicized form of the native Gaelic O'Greachain and O'Gormghaile sept names, that were more usually changed to Grehan and Gormley.The Graham 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 Graham descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Graham Coat of Arms


Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Shells Symbol of the Protection of Providence

Wonderful GRAHAM Gifts For Every Occasion

Show Off Your Heritage With Our Range Of
Graham Family Crest Gifts
For a Limited Time We Are Offering Free Delivery.
Parchment Prints. Authentic & Researched
Researched Family Crest Plaques & Shields
Incredible Hand Crafted Signet and Seal Rings
Get Your Family Crest Flag. Many Sizes & Styles
Personalized Coffee Mugs Make a Thoughtful Gift
Engraved Pendants in Gorgeous Gold or Silver


Irish Gifts that are Imagined in Ireland, Created in Ireland, Shipped from Ireland

(C) Copyright - IrishNation.com, 1998-2017

Tell A Friend

Contact Details