Coats of Arms, Surname History, & Genealogy. Learn about your last name and family history.

Genealogy Research

Some time in the late 12th century when knighthood became prestigious, the concept of coat of arms was born – a heraldric emblem on a shield that celebrates the name and accomplishments of a person, a family or a country. Every coat of arms comes with a sense of royalty, honor and respect. It is a pride for a family to learn about its origins and armorial bearings. Thus arose the need to build a coat of arms library to help you search where you came from.

Welcome to COADB – 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.

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