Our Coats of Arms are heraldically accurate depictions of an
Armorial borne by a bearer of the depicted surname or one of
its spelling variations, at some point in history. We create the
Coats of Arm and crest by interpreting the Blazons (technical
descriptions) in the most recognized Armorial source books.
To actually bear arms, you must be granted the coat of Arms
by one of the Colleges of Arms, or prove descent from someone
who once bore the arms in question.
In England and Wales, Arms are granted under the authority
of the Earl Marshall by the Garter King of Arms, in Scotland by
the Lyon King of Arms, and in Ireland by the Ulster King of
Arms. Similar bodies exist in Europe and in other countries.
There will certainly be more than one Coat of Arms associated
with most surnames. We have generally tried to locate the oldest
one on record for the region of interest.
Our Coats of Arms can be displayed with pride as a piece of
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