If you are conducting some Reid family history research then you can view the Reid 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 Reid surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Reid in Ireland is often
of immigrant origin having been
brought to the country by settlers
from England and Scotland in the
The native Gaelic O'Riada Sept of
County Tipperary and the O'Maoildeirg
Sept of County Mayo have also
adopted Reid as the anglicized form
of their name. Mulderrig, Reade and
Red are other variants.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Fleur de Lis||Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France|
|Torteau||Red Roundle which signifies the Communion Wafer|
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