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  Family Crest and Coat of Arms: Parts of a Coat of Arms
The oldest documented example of a coat of arms borne on a shield is where King Henry I of England is said to have bestowed on his son-in-law, Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, in 1127 A.D.: the azure shield bore four gold lions rampant.
Regardless of their origins, coats of arms became military status symbols, and their popularity increased along with the popularity of the tournament, which was developed in the mid-eleventh century in France (reportedly by Godfrey de Preuilly).
By 1400 A.D., bearing a coat of arms had become a prerequisite to participation in a tournament, and due to the importance of social standing in such pageants, a coat of arms also became a mark of noble status.
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  Coat of arms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A coat of arms or armorial bearings (often just arms for short) is, in European tradition, a design belonging to a particular person (or group of people) and used by him or her in a wide variety of ways.
Coats of arms have their origins in the designs used by medieval knights to make their armour and shield stand out in battle or tournaments and enable quick recognition by allies or spectators.
In those traditions, coats of arms were passed from father to son as legal property, and were not used by more than a single individual at the same time (other than the eldest son and his eldest son both of whom would differentiate with a label).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coat_of_arms   (845 words)

 Coat of arms of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The initial Coat of Arms was granted by King Edward VII on May 7, 1908, and the current version was granted by King George V on September 19, 1912, although the 1908 version continued to be used in some contexts, notably appearing on the sixpenny coin until 1966.
The 1908 Coat of Arms consisted of a shield in the centre, the crest above it, and a kangaroo and an emu supporting the shield, all on a bed of green grass with a scroll containing the motto "Advance Australia".
The 1912 coat of arms replaced the bed of grass with a background of Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha), changed the scroll to read simply "Australia", and addressed concerns that Australia's states were not represented by showing each state's badge on the shield.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coat_of_Arms_of_Australia   (442 words)

 Coat of arms of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Coat of Arms of Canada (formally known as The Arms of Her Majesty in Right of Canada) was proclaimed by King George V on November 21, 1921, as the Arms or Ensigns Armorial of the Dominion of Canada.
Initially, the leaves were coloured green on the coat of arms because it was thought to represent youth, as opposed to the red colour of dying leaves in autumn.
At the base of the arms are roses, thistles, shamrocks, and fleurs-de-lis, the floral emblems associated with England, Scotland, Ireland, and France respectively.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coat_of_Arms_of_Canada   (1163 words)

 Coat of Arms - Coats of Arms: Family Crest, Family Crests, Heraldry, Genealogy, Surname
A Coat of Arms, sometimes referred to as a Family Crest, is an time-honored, graphical display of your family name history.
Displaying a Coat of Arms or Family Crest item will provide a greater sense of purpose for you and all of your family members, while strengthening family ties and unity.
Displaying an official Coat of Arms, Family Crest, Heraldry, Surname, Genealogy, or Family History item serves as a constant reminder to the bearers of that name that they have a direct responsibility to uphold the honor and tradition of their family name.
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 Australian Coat of Arms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Coat of Arms is used by the Commonwealth to identify its authority and property.
The Coat of Arms consists of a shield composed of 'quarters' representing the six States of the Com­monwealth enclosed by an ermine border.
The Crest of the Arms is a seven-pointed gold star symbolic of national unity on a gold and blue wreath, which is a traditional element represented as a twisted ribbon or Torse of the two alternate colours gold and blue.
www.pm.gov.au /aus_in_focus/nat_symbols/coatofarms.html   (1289 words)

 Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom is the official coat of arms of the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II.
King Edward III quartered the Royal Arms of England with the ancient arms of France, the fleurs-de-lis on a blue field, to signal his claim to the French throne.
The arms of children of the monarch are differentiated by a three point label; grandchildren of the monarch are differentiated by a five point label.
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 Coat of Arms
The word "heraldry" is associated with Coats of Arms due to the role of the "herald" in recording the blazons, and comes from a common practice at a medieval sporting event.
Younger sons may use a version of their father's Arms, but the rules of heraldry say that they must be changed ("differenced") somewhat If the bearer of a Coat of Arms (called an "Armiger") dies without male heirs, his daughter may combine her father's Arms with her husband's Arms.
For any person to have a right to a coat of arms they must either have had it granted to them or be descended in the legitimate male line from a person to whom arms were granted or confirmed in the past.
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 How to Make an Authentic Medieval Coat of Arms
Coats of arms later took on further significance and meanings.
In this case, the man’s family coat of arms was in the upper left quarter (as you look at the coat of arms) and lower right, while the woman’s family’s arms were in the other two quarters.
To draw the coat of arms from the description is to emblazon it.
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 Coat of arms of England: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A modern coat of arms is derived from the mediæval practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle,...
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 Coat of Arms of Romania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The coat of arms of Greater Romania was replaced in 1947, when the Romanian People’s Republic was proclaimed under pressure from the Soviet occupation troops, with a decorative effigy symbolizing the country’s riches guarded by ears of wheat and a rising sun as a background as well as a red star in the chief.
Traditionally, this eagle appears in the arms of the Arges county, the town of Pitesti and the town of Curtea de Arges.
In the second quarter there is Moldavia’s traditional coat of arms, gules: an auroch head sable with a mullet of or between its horns, a cinquefoil rose on the dexter and a waning crescent on the sinister, both argent.
www.roembus.org /english/romanian_links/stema.htm   (701 words)

 Coat of Arms
The Auckland City Coat of Arms (pictured right) was first created by the College of Arms in Great Britain on October 23, 1911 to symbolise the characteristics and traditions of the region in New Zealand where the city is situated.
A Coat of Arms is sometimes referred to as "Armorial Bearings" and is typically made up of a number of heraldic elements.
The College of Arms placed the closed visor in the crest to represent Auckland City's status as a corporation and the battlements signify a local authority.
www.aucklandcity.govt.nz /auckland/introduction/coatarms   (239 words)

 Coat of Arms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In most countries a coat of arms is protected by law and may only be used by someone who has registered a particular coat of arms to his personal name.
That coat of arms can, at the death of the arms-bearer, generally be passed on to the eldest child.
When a new coat of arms is considered for registration, care will be taken that the arms would conform to general rules and principles of heraldry and that it will not conflict with any other registered coat of arms.
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 Australian Coat of Arms
Australia's first national coat of arms was granted in 1908 and displayed the kangaroo and emu supporting the shield, and standing on a grassy mound.
The second coat of arms, made in 1912, included the symbols of the states woven together in the central shield with a border symbolizing federation.
The Australian Coat of Arms is the property of the Commonwealth of Australia and is used by the Commonwealth to authenticate documents, to indicate ownership of property, and for other purposes of identification.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-flags/coat_of_arms.htm   (576 words)

 Coat of Arms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Badge - A roundel of the Arms encircled by a wreath of elm and bay Vert tied with a riband and ensigned by a Saxon Crown Or.
The shield is the ancient coat of arms of the former Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, recorded in 1572 and 1623.
The whole coat of arms rests on a grassy base edged with waves, symbolising the Royal Borough's situation on the Thames, and preserves virtually intact the heraldry of all the constituent boroughs.
www.kingston.gov.uk /council_and_democracy/mayor/coatofarms.htm   (329 words)

 New Zealand's Coat of Arms - Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Coats of Arms are widely used in New Zealand by major institutions, local authorities and even in some cases individuals.
The Coat of Arms can be seen on a variety of documents and papers of constitutional and national significance, ranging from Acts of Parliament and Proclamations, to passports.
A committee was established to arrange for the redrawing and standardisation of the Arms, and a revised version received The Queen's approval in 1956.
www.mch.govt.nz /coat-of-arms.htm   (627 words)

 Coat of Arms
A simple description of it would be that it comprises the Arms of one sovereign of England surrounded by an award for gallantry given to the whole city by another sovereign of the realm.
The Hereford Coat of Arms conforms to standard British Heraldic practice in that it consists of four main elements in correct juxta position.
On top of the Coat of Arms is found a Lion Crest, signifying loyalty to and defense of the Crown, and is rare in civic heraldry.
www.hereford.gov.uk /html/hereford_city_coat_of_arms.htm   (624 words)

 Coats of Arms (Family Crests) & Surname Histories
Your source for surname ancient coat of arms and surname histories: House of Names features historically authentic arms prints and histories of last names, that are based on over 35 years of research.
Our coats of arms are drawn as computer images to heraldic standards by artists, based on the blazon of the earliest known arms associated with a surname or one its spelling variants.
To preview a surname and coat of arms, type a name in the left-top menu search box, or go to our name search page and type in a surname.
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 Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms, also called Shield of Arms, heraldic device dating back to 12th-century Europe, used primarily to establish identity in battle but evolving to denote family descent, adoption, alliance, property ownership, or profession--the oldest extant document being a copy of a roll of arms of the king of England from about 1240.
Originally the coat of arms was a cloth tunic worn over, or occasionally to conceal, armour; or, in place of armour, it was padded and worn for protection but marked with the shield's identical emblem to aid identification.
Arms are hereditary; all male descendants of the first person to whom arms were granted or allowed bear the arms.
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 COSA: Coat of Arms
Research conducted by Vicente de Cardenas y Vicent, Herald, King of Arms, Dean of the Corps of Heralds for Spain, revealed that a Coat of Arms for the City had indeed been authorized for the City by King Philip V on November 26, 1715.
This portion of the shield corresponds to the arms of the former kingdom of Castille.
It was placed on the coat of arms to honor the military garrison in St. Augustine for it was a Spanish military outpost.
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 Coat of Arms
The first approach to the College of Arms for a Grant of Arms for the Shire was made early in 1987 at which time the Somerset Herald, Thomas Woodcock Esq., provided details of what actions would be necessary on the part of the Council and what information the Council would need to provide.
The badge is not part of the Coat of Arms and is comprised of a wheel of thistles surrounded by a garland of Cooktown orchids.
The Coat of Arms can be used only by the Council or with the approval of the Council in association with projects with which the Council is closely involved.
www.burdekin.qld.gov.au /council/general/coatofarms.html   (572 words)

 Coat of Arms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Coats of arms usually started out fairly simple in design, then subsequent generations added onto or made slight variations to the design to make it their own.
Another search alternative is to try contacting the College of Arms for the country you believe your ancestor is from, for a fee they will search their records to see if a coat of arms was awarded to your ancestor.
The second is the restored Samogitian coat of arms, that 17th century coat is based on the 14th century seal of Grand Duke Vytautas.
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The national coat of arms of Slovenia is a shield in the middle of which, on a blue background, is a representation of Mt. Triglav in white, under which are two undulating blue lines which represent the sea and rivers and above which are located three golden, six-pointed stars forming a downward-pointing triangle.
The three-dimensional representation of the coat of arms is divided into an upper, concave part and a lower, convex part.
The graphic lines of the coat of arms in a three-dimensional representation are also determined by the "Geometrical rules for drawing the coat of arms".
www.uvi.si /eng/slovenia/insignia/coat-of-arms   (244 words)

 Australia Now - Australia's Coat of Arms
The Coat of Arms was granted by King George V in 1912.
However, a Coat of Arms for the city of Canberra, the national capital of Australia, was granted by King George V in 1928.
The Coat of Arms of the island State was granted by King George V in 1917 and the description of the Arms embodies the motto, Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness).
www.dfat.gov.au /facts/coat_of_arms.html   (1118 words)

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Upon examination of the horizon of the mountain in the Coat of Arms, directly behind the stallion’s tail, one familiar with the Heber valley will recognize the face of the Indian Maiden down just past the chin line to where the mountain just begins to move upward to the chest.
In the original Coat of Arms artwork, the background behind the dove was blank, as at the time that the coat of arms was originally designed, David was still single.
Amy (my wife, and the artist who designed this coat of arms) designed this symbol to represent the weaving together of generations as families are sealed together through all generations by special ceremonies in temples operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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 Coat Of Arms by Designs By Biggar, Family crests, Surname, Genealogy,History, web page sets,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Our Coat of arms digital images are created to heraldic principles based on you family's Origin.
If you are uncertain if your surname has a coat of arms send us an emails and will research for you.
Family coat of arms makes for a great gift, great for family tree charts, scrapbooks, letterheads, business cards, genealogy title pages, school projects, and much more…..
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