If you are conducting some Rice family history research then you can view the Rice 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 Rice surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Rice in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Maolchraoibhe Sept of Counties
Down and Armagh. This Sept name
was also anglicized as Mulcreevy.
The Rices of Munster Province are
usually of Welsh origin, the name
being taken from settlers named
Ap Rhys. The name Rhys is also used.
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.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Bells||Signifies the power of Church bells to Disperse Evil Spirits|
|The Tiger||Denotes Great Fierceness and Valour in Combat|
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