Oliver Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Oliver Family History

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


The name Oliver in Ireland is of Anglo-Norman origin having been brought to the country by settlers in the thirteenth century. Other Oliver settlers arrived from England during the seventeenth century and became established in County Limerick where their descendants can still be found.

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 Oliver 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
Fish Symbol of Christ
Pellet/Ogress/Gunstone Black Roundle which represents a Canon ball
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