Hopkins Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Hopkins Family History

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


The name Hopkins is Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic MacOibicin Sept which is of Norman origin. It is mostly found in Connaught Province and in County Longford. Hopkins can also be of immigrant origin especially in Ulster Province where it was introduced from England and Scotland.

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 Hopkins Coat of Arms

Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Arm in Armour Representing a person with leadership qualities
Red Rose Signifies Beauty and Grace
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