Sexton Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Sexton Family History

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Sexton Coat of Arms

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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