Coats Coat of Arms
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Which coat of arms or "family crest" is mine?
Choose the design you like best, just your ancestors did when they painted these symbols on the shields they carried into battle and displayed in their homes. These coats of arms are real, historical works of art/culture dating back as far as 1100AD. Most of these designs were compiled and documented by genealogists and heraldists in large books published in the nineteenth century. These arms were owned by individuals who bore your surname, and were passed down through the generations from father to son, earning the monicker "family crest".
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (London). Per pale or and az. two dolphins erect counterchanged, on a chief sa. a covered cup of the first betw. two dovecotes ar. Crest—An arm couped below the elbow erect vested, paly of six or and az. cuff ar. holding a covered cup as in the arms.
2) (Glasgow, 1763). Ar. a stag’s head erased gu. betw. the horns a pheon az. all betw. three coots ppr. Crest—An anchor ppr. Motto—Be firm.
3) (Sir Peter Coats, Knt., 1869). Or, a stag's head erased gu. betw. the attires a pheon az. all betw. three mascles sa. Crest—A hand holding a helmet ppr. Motto—Quo paratior.
4) (Ferguslie, co. Renfrew, 1869). The same within a bordure sa. Same Crest and Motto.1)
Origin, Meaning, Family History and Coats Coat of Arms and Family Crest
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Coats Coat of Arms Meaning
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