Alexander Coat of Arms / Alexander Family Crest
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Brief Family History
Spelling variations include: Alexander, Alistair, MacAlexander, Alisandre, Alischoner, Alsinder, Alastair, MacAlexter, Callestar, Aleckander, Alexandri, Alisdair, Alaisder, Alestare, Alistare and many more.
First found in Kintyre where they were seated from ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Sir William Alexander, Earl of Stirling, who colonized Nova Scotia, in Antigonish, Pictou, the Carolinas, Virginia and Upper Canada. Richard H. Alexander, travelled from Ontario in a group called the "Overlanders" in 1862 and became one of Vancouver's most prominent businessmen and civic officials.
Motto: Per mare, per terras.
Motto Translated: By sea, by land.
Crest: An arm in armour holding a sword.
Coat of Arms: A shield divided per pale black and silver with a chevron and a crescent in base, both counterchanged.