Wilson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Wilson Family History

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


The name Wilson in Ireland is among the thirty most frequently found in the country. It was brought to the country by English and Scottish settlers in the seventeenth century and it is mostly prominent in the Province of Ulster where the majority of descendants can still be found.

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 Wilson Coat of Arms

Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Estoile Symbol of God's Goodness
Fleur de Lis Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France
The Wolf Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry
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