Anderson (Scottish) Ancient Coat of Arms (Family Crest) Image Instant Download


The Anderson (Scottish) ancient coat of arms (family crest) heraldic blazon (armorial description) for the image seen here.

This blazon appears in its original heraldic format with the alternative description and motto translation into English where applicable.

Crest: An oak tree proper.
Arms: Argent, a saltire engrailed between two mullets in chief and base gules and as many boars’ heads erased in the flanks azure.
(A silver shield with a red saltire engrailed between a red star in chief and base and two blue boars’ heads erased in the flanks.)
Motto: Stand sure.
Coat of arms place of origin: West Airderbreck, Scotland.

Scottish Gaelic spellings: Mac Ghille, Aindrais.

The Anderson (Scottish) family surname (and coat of arms) includes the following spelling variants (available from us here): Anders, Andison, Andersonne, Andirsoone, Andersoun, Andresoun, Androson, Andirston, Andrewson, MacAndrew, Mac Ghille Aindrais (Gaelic) and others.

Other versions of the Anderson surname coat of arms (family crest) may be available to download from us.

Our other website at also includes downloadable images with a different design for almost all known surname coats of arms (or family crests).

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Anderson (Scottish) Family Surname Origin and Meaning
This surname was originally a baptismal name meaning ‘the son of Andrew’ and was taken early to Scotland by settlers from England. It is derived from the personal name from the Greek ‘Andreas’, a derivative of the word ‘andreios’, meaning ‘man’ or ‘manly’.


Anderson (Scottish) Ancient Coat of Arms (Family Crest) Digital Image Download Information

The surname coats of arms (family crest) or shield images on this website are smaller example web images, but the image you will receive will be much clearer and of a much higher quality (600 dpi). These are transparent PNG image files and are suitable for printing onto your own background in very high quality up to A3 (420 x 297 mm or 16.5 x 11.75 inches) in size and slightly beyond without any noticeable loss of quality.

These PNG (.png) transparent (background) images can be saved as any other preferred format if required, This includes .JPG (or .JPEG), .TIFF, .GIF, .PDF, etc., using a variety of image and photo apps and software. For example, Preview (on Apple Mac) and Windows Paint), popular graphics software including Photoshop (& Elements), GIMP and similar. Images can also be saved into another format using a free online image converter. Our help page provides more information on downloading and printing these images.

Coats of arms (or family crests) and shield image features from us

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Tick (Check Mark) BoxThey are created in very high quality as transparent (the outer background is transparent to allow your own background or outer area to show through) PNG files. Most other suppliers will normally sell images as a JPG with a white background, so your own parchment, colour or design of background won’t show through.

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Tick (Check Mark) BoxThese images are unique to us. We create these completed images ourselves and can always create coats of arms (family crest) and shield images from scratch, often at no additional charge.

Also, you can order any specific coat of arms (or family crest), shield or country of origin when ordering with us. Some coats of arms or shields were registered (or granted) in specific countries, nations or areas and many surnames have more than one coat of arms registered for the same surname. If there’s a particular coat of arms or shield image you would like, simply let us know when ordering or contact us with the details so we can confirm the image can be created for you.

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Uses for These Coats of Arms Images

The coats of arms (family crest) and surname shield images from us can be used in lots of different ways. You can use the images however you want, but the images from us must not be resold (made available for sale anywhere else) and should not be used for commercial use (for advertising but can be used on business cards). Please see our terms and conditions regarding the acceptable use for these images.

Some popular ideas for these coats of arms and shield images include:

Tick (Check Mark) BoxPrint onto your own paper and backgrounds.

Tick (Check Mark) BoxPrint and display on family tree sheets.

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Tick (Check Mark) BoxApply to ceramic and similar or other surfaces, for example, drinking mugs, glasses and tankards, tiles and plaques, windows, etc.). This can be done at home using waterslide decal transfers (and sublimation printing if you have such a printer or access to one).

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Tick (Check Mark) BoxIron onto a wide range of different fabrics. This includes t-shirts, cushion covers, white aprons, wall hanging banners, and more with iron-on transfer paper.

Tick (Check Mark) BoxApply to and display on a house number plaque or wooden plaque or display panel.

Tick (Check Mark) BoxUse as the image for a personalised jigsaw puzzle, table place mats and coasters.

Tick (Check Mark) BoxPrint onto printable cross stitch material (available via various suppliers) for that unique and special gift.

Tick (Check Mark) BoxPrint onto blank printable greeting cards (or onto 200+ gms matt, satin or even glossy photo paper folded in half) for that special personalised greeting card.

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