Ross Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Ross Family History

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


The name Ross in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers from Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. The native Gaelic Mac Aindriu Sept also occasionally adopted Ross as the anglicized form of their name, as well as the more usual MacAndrew.

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 Ross Coat of Arms

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
Embattled Line Represents the Walls of a Fortress or Town
Cinquefoils Signifies Hope and Joy
Water Bougets Emblem of those who brought Water to an Army
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