Owens family crest
Colors on the Owens family crest explained
Argent (silver) - represents the Owen family's reputation for peacefulness and sincerity.
Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and the historic military strength of the Owen family when called upon in times of war.
Symbols on the Owens family crest explained
The Boar - symolizes a fierce warrior history and a willingness of family members to fight against adversity until death.
The chain - represents reward for honorable service
The oak tree - signifies a long lasting age of the family and enduring strength.
The raven's claws - signifies divine providence or God's influence on the world. it can at times also represent how a preyer has been preyed upon.
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Origins of the Owens family name
The earliest known origin of the name Owens is mainly Welsh and partly Irish.
The name is thought to be derived from the Welsh word "owain," meaning "youth" or "young warrior."
The Owens family is thought to have originated in the Welsh region of Glamorgan, where they were a prominent family during the Middle Ages
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Summary of the Owens family and the Owens family crest
- The Owens name has been associated with Wales for centuries, and is still common in the country today.
- The name is thought to derive from the given name Owen or Owain.
- The Owens family has a long history in Wales, going back to the medieval period.
- Some records suggest the family was living in the broader region well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
- The early Owens family were farmers and landowners in Wales for many generations.
- The Owens family played a significant role in the history of Wales.
- The Owens family were involved in the Welsh Rebellion of Owain Glyndwr in the 15th century.
- The Owens family were also involved in the English Civil War in the 17th century.
- The Owens family eventually became one of the largest landowners in Wales during the 18th and 19th centuries.
- The Owens family owned several large estates in Wales, including the Plas Newydd estate in Anglesey.
- The Owens family name in America can be traced back to the early 1600s, when Welsh immigrants arrived in the New World.
- The Owens family was one of the first families to settle in the colony of Pennsylvania, and they later spread to other states, including Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.
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