Coat Of Arms

There are many many different symbols, or charges, that can appear on a coat of arms. The colours that are chosen and even the shape of the shield itself can having a major bearing for the Family, Clan or Sept, that was to bear arms. The explanations below are a general interpretation of what the symbolism means for the Joyce coat of arms.

 

 

 

Colours

     
Colour Meaning Image
     
Gules (Red) Warrior, Martyr, Military Strength  
     
Sable (Black) Constancy, Grief  
     

Shield

     
Name Meaning Image
     
Fess Signifies the Military Belt - represents Honour
     

Heraldic Beasts

     
Name Meaning Image
     
Wolf Perseverance in siege or effort
     

Heraldic Birds

     
Name Meaning Image
     
Eagle Protector, a person of action, noble nature, power, strength.
In Ireland the eagle, along with other birds, was regarded as one of the 'demons of the air' and was thus a very popular and powerful charge.
     

Heraldic Plants

     
Name Meaning Image
     
Fleur-de-lis Sixth son
In Ireland this 'flower of light' can often have a Christian significance.
     

Heraldic Symbols

     
Name Meaning Image
     
Helmet Wise defense
     

 

For more information on Names and Heraldic symbols visit Irish Surnames.

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