Black Family Crest
Meaning of the colors on the Black family crest
Argent (silver) - symbolizes the Black family's reputation for peacefulness and sincerity.
Gules (red) - signifies the Black family's historic military strength in times of ancient war.
Sable (black) - symbolises constancy and the enduring nature of the Black family.
Meaning of the symbols on the Black family crest
The three stars - symbolizes the noble and good qualities of Black family members, It also represents additional divine characteristics granted from a higher power.
The crescent - represents family members steady control and power over everyday actions.
The Chevron shape - symbolizes the historical family home, the importance of home for Black family members through the years and the safety this provides.
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Origins of the Black family name
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Summary of the Black family and the Black family crest
- The black coat of arms is a symbol of strength and power.
- It is was frequently used by families or individuals who have a long history of military service but also applies to those who want to show pride in the family name.
- The Black family name is derived from the Old English word blæc, which means "black" or "dark".
- The first recorded use of the Black surname dates back to the 12th century.
- In Scotland, an early Black member documented officially is believed to be that of Robert de Blac, which appeared in the "Scottish Rolls of Arms" in the year 1296.
- The family name has also been associated with the Scottish clan 'Cameron'.
- The Black family name is associated with the element of water.
- This ancient family name is most common in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
- The first recorded use of the Black family name in the United States was in early 1600s.
- The first recorded instance of the Black family name in the United States is from 1608, when a man named John Black arrived in Jamestown, Virginia.
- Today, the Black surname is also commonly found in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
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