Our most popular product. The Armorial History Includes the Surname history with a full color rendition of the earliest coat of arms associated with the surname. Perfect for any occasion. This gift will be proudly displayed in any home and be the highlight of conversation !
Each Armorial History includes:
Full color Family Coat of Arms, Ancient origin of the name, Spelling variations, Early movement of the surname during the Middle Ages, Noteworthy bearers from the 1500-1600s, First settlers to North America, Contemporary notable bearers of the name or variants and a Unique Certificate number. Every surname history is over 1,800 words long and is Printed on an 11"x17" parchment scroll.
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Coat of Arms
The coat of arms (or family crest), originally from Europe, was also called armorial devices, armorial bearings or a heraldic device. First used by knights as a way of identifying who was inside the knights armor and also differentiaed them from enemy soldiers, could belong to a group of people or specific people.
Sometimes also called a family crest, a family coat of arms is basically a display of your family name put into a graphic form. This tradition, which dates back over 750 years, symbolized the family name or surname's history. A person, State, Corporation or Business utilized family coats of arms.
Changing over time, the coat of arms is used by many people and institutions. Many colleges and universities use coats of arms, and the guidlines on who can use them and how they are used is often strict. Heraldry is the formal name for the the display and design of Family Coat of Arms. Civic Heraldry is the term used when a City, County or Country uses a Coat of Arms.
a shield, crest, helmet, motto, crown, wreath and a mantling usually comprises a traditional coat of arms. Coats of arms are often used by colleges, schools, guilds, churches, a family or corporation to reflect their indentity and origins.