To find your family's coat of arms, visit, and select Name Search in the top-right corner. On the next page, search for your family's history by first or last name. Family histories provided by HouseOfNa... More » Family Genealogy

Many genealogy websites provide a searchable database containing coats of arms, including, and These sites often allow the searcher to purchase their family ... More » Family Genealogy

One way to find out about a family coat of arms is to use a website that specializes in researching heraldry. This was a system developed as a way of identifying armored knights and others on the battlefield and later be... More »

A simple search of the Internet will yield web sites devoted to family crests and coat of arms representations; is one such site, and is another. Books published from Europe by the "... More »

A first step in determining your family coat of arms is to complete your family tree. Doing so may lead you to an ancestor surname that was granted a coat of arms. If so, contact the College of Arms or appropriate entity... More »

There are many Internet sites that offer a free coat of arms based a family's surname. However, there is no such thing as a family coat of arms because coats of arms were awarded to individuals, not families, according t... More »

In heraldry, the shield, known as an escutcheon, serves as the main ground on which the coat of arms is displayed. It can also serve as a charge, which is one of the symbolic emblems that appears in a coat of arms. More » Family Genealogy