Grimstead 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) or Grimstead - Gu. two bars vair. Crest—A dexter arm couped, resting on the elbow, holding a bow towards the sinister ppr.
2) (co. Dorset). Gu. two bars vaire, vert and or.
3) or Grimsted - Gu. two bars vair. Crest—A dexter arm couped, resting on the elbow, holding a bow towards the sinister ppr.
4) (co. Dorset). Ar. three bars vert.
Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Grimstead Name
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Grimstead Coat of Arms Meaning
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