Mitchell Family Crest


Mitchell family crest

Colors on the Mitchell family crest explained

Argent (silver) -signifies peace and sincerity, two characteristics the Mitchell family is known for.

Sable (black) - symbolises constancy and the enduring nature of this family.

Or (Gold) -  symbolizes the historical generosity of this ancient family.


  Symbols on the Mitchell family crest explained

The three shells - represent early family members journey to far away regions and a historic strong command over war at sea.

The Chevron shape - symbolizes the historical family home, the importance of home for Mitchell family members through the years and the safety this provides.


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Origins of the Mitchell family name

    The first known use of the name Mitchell was in the 12th century.

    It is thought to be of Scottish and English origin and is derived from the given name Micheil.

    The given name Micheil is thought to be derived from the Latin Michael, meaning "who is like God?"

    The name Mitchell is also commonly found in Ireland.


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    Summary of the Mitchell family and the Mitchell family crest

    • The first recorded instance of the Mitchell name was in the 12th century.
    • The name is thought to be of Scottish and English origin.
    • The name was popular among early Christians and was borne by several saints. 
    • The first recorded spelling of the name was in the 13th century.
    • The name was first brought to England by the Normans.
    • The name was first recorded officially in the county of Yorkshire.
    • The name was later found in the counties of Lancashire and Cumberland.
    • The name is also found in the Scottish Highlands.
    • The Mitchell clan is a sept of the Clan Campbell.
    • The family name Mitchell in America can be traced back to the early 1600s, when English settlers first arrived in the New World
    • The first recorded immigrant with the surname Mitchell was John Mitchell, who arrived in Virginia in 1635.
      • Over the centuries, the Mitchell family name has continued to grow in popularity, and today there are an estimated 1.5 million people in the United States with the first and last name Mitchell.