Rea Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Rea Family History

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


The name Rea in Ireland can have a number of different origins and can be derived from a number of different Gaelic Septs including those for McCrea, Reagh, Reavy, Raw and Wray. The majority of the name are found in County Antrim in Ulster and can be of immigrant origin or from the Gaelic McCrea Sept.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Rea Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Bezant Representing a Gold Coin, signifying a person worthy of trust
Crescent/Increscent Moon Signifies one who has been 'Enlightened and Honoured by his Sovereign'
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