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 »

The website Irish Surnames focuses specifically on Irish names and crests, and House of Names provides information on family name history. Some general information and history is free, with an option to pay extra for a m... More » Family Genealogy

Discover a family coat of arms by visiting websites such as, and These sites allow a user to look up his surname and discover corresponding family crests. More » Family Genealogy

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 »

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

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 »

To fill out a pedigree chart, write all of the family names in the natural order, beginning with the first, followed by the middle (initial) and surname. Identify all female ancestors using their maiden names, and includ... More » Family Genealogy