Black Family Crest


Black family crest coat of arms

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

The first origin of the family and surname of Black is from the very Old English word blaec, which meant "dark" or a person with who was dark-haired.

The name was probably originally used to describe someone with dark hair or a dark complexion or skin.

The name first appeared in official English records in the late 12th century, when one William de Blacqueville, a Norman nobleman, held lands in England.
The name was also found in Scotland and Ireland in middle ages and remains popular there today

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Summary of the Black family and the Black family crest

  • The black coat of arms has been viewed as a symbol of strength and power since the early middle ages in Europe.
  • It is was frequently used by families or individuals who have a long history of service to the government of England 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 haired person".
  • The first use of the Black surname dates back to the 12th century in Britain.
  • In Scotland, an early Black family branch member documented is believed to be that of Robert de Blac, which appeared in an ancient scroll called the "Scottish Rolls of Arms" in the year 1296.
  • The family name has also been associated with the Scottish clan by the name of 'Cameron'.
  • Today, this very old family name is most common in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • The first recorded use of the Black family name in north america was in early 1600s in 1608, when a man named John Black arrived in Jamestown, in the current state of Virginia.