The Huguenot Cross is a religious symbol that is believed to have originated in Europe during the time of the Protestant Reformation. It consists of a Maltese Cross in the main body with 4 fleur de lis in the corners with a dove hanging from the bottom.
King Louis XIV was openly hostile to Protestants, and many thousands were imprisoned, tortured and killed because of their beliefs. As a result, many fled to England, Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to be able to practice their religion.
This symbol is worn today to signify Huguenot ancestry, as well as a show of respect for freedom of religion.