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Knox Surname Origin

[Locality]  Gaelic,
Cnoc, a little hill;
figuratively, a stout man.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857. 

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Heraldic Symbols & Meaning


 
Colors:
Or (gold) - Generosity
Gules (red) - Warrior, Martyr,
Military Strength

Helmet: Wise Defense

Source: http://www.irishsurnames.com

 


Bird
:
Dove - 
Love, Peace.
In Ireland, the Dove was regarded
as the bird of God.


Shield: Bordure -  Represents Honor, as used to differentiate between family members
 
 
 
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