If you are conducting some Sexton family history research then you can view the Sexton 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 Sexton surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Sexton in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
Sept O'Seasnain who were
located in County Limerick in
the West of the country.
Shasnan is a variant of this name.
The majority of descendants can
still be found in the Western Counties.
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.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|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|
|Horseshoe||Symbol of Good Luck|
|Passion Nails||Symbol of the Suffering of Christ|
|Spear-Heads/Pheons||Symbol of 'Readiness for Military Service'|
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