Users' questions

Do all families have a crest?

Do all families have a crest?

Almost every family will have its own distinctive crest somewhere down the line, no matter how significant their stature, history, or surname. Family heraldry is laden with symbolism. In this blog post, we explore the different elements of these unique designs and what they mean.

What is the symbol for crest?

Even the colors can have special meaning in a “family crest” or coat of arms:

Color Heraldic Name Symbolism
Gold or Yellow Or Generosity and elevation of the mind
Silver or White Argent Peace and sincerity
Red Gules Warrior or martyr; Military strength and magnanimity
Blue Azure Truth and loyalty

What does the family crest and coat of arms mean?

The family crest and coat of arms will list the origin of the name along with each symbol on the shield which is in the description of your blazon of arms within our records. A unique gift for parents, a couple or a gift for him. The coat of arms and surname history for two people will be shown on this beautiful, but simple display.

Where can I find my family name crest?

Our results will show your coat of arms (Family Name Shield) and country of origin for that particular design. If we have an exact match we will show you your family coat of arms below.

Who is the rightful owner of a family crest?

A person who is of direct descent from the original owner/creator of a Family Crest/Coat of Arms A person who has a family history in a certain country stretching back centuries and who wishes to display the authentic Family Crest for their family or Sept or Clan or even just the same name, once it is accurate

What does it mean to have no family crest?

A person who observes a Family Crest as an item of little or no historical interest or relevance A person who regards all Family Crests as likely being a fraud, or at best inaccurate and unlikely to have anything to do with their own family and who has no regard for Heraldry