Welcome to COADB.com, the world’s premier research and retail website for coats of arms (sometimes known as family crests) and all things related: heraldry, surname history and genealogy.

Our database contains over 4,000 surnames and details more than 30,000 coats of arms – with new surnames, coats of arms and family histories being added on a daily basis! Just enter your surname into the search box at the top of this page to begin your own journey of discovery.

Identifying your family coat of arms can be challenging but we are here to help. We will do our best to help you identify your family coat of arms free of charge – a service unique to us!

Unlike many of our competitors, we do not simply list ‘the most popular’ coats of arms for your surname. Our team of international researchers and artists ensure that every listing is a complete and accurate history of your surname.

We know you will love our range of merchandise including t-shirts, coffee mugs, canvas prints and bags decorated with your family coat of arms. You can also purchase your family coat of arms in high quality digital photo (JPG) format.

Our personalised genealogy reports are created by professional genealogists with over 25 years’ experience. Your report will contain information such as your family tree, family records (births, deaths and marriages), surname history, meaning and origin plus (where available) photographs of interest (e.g. people and places), your family coat of arms and stories of interest.

Your report can be presented in a beautiful, hardcover leather-bound book to hand down to future generations or delivered as an electronic (PDF) report by email to share with your family.

We are a small, family-owned and operated business based outside of Detroit, Michigan and we pride ourselves on our passion and personal service. If you have any questions please get in touch. Thank you so much for visiting our site and sharing your journey with us.

John R. Lehman, Owner of coadb.com