Coat of Arms and Surname History


20 Mar 2017


5 issues of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine for just £5!

Once again, we have teamed up with our friends at Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, to bring you a...

27 Feb 2017

Who Do You Think You Are? Live sponsored by Ancestry - is the world’s largest family history show and will be returning to the NEC in Birmingham for the third year from Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 April 2017.

We are very excited to announce that we will be at the show and would love to meet as many of our customers as possible! We also have a special ticket offer for you all to join us - a chance to SAVE £20 and purchase 2 tickets for only £28. Read on to  discover more about the show and...

09 Feb 2017

It is that time of year again when retailers are deciding what they will have on their shelves for the forthcoming season.

At Hall of Names, we are fortunate to work with some of the UK's leading historic attractions, and we are always keen to explore possibilities with others.

Director Wendy Spencer (pictured) attended this year's event: "As usual, Spring Fair has provided a great opportunity to welcome retailers old and new to our stand. It is always a busy time of year for us and our partners- historic attractions are deciding just which products will be popular with their...

01 Feb 2017

Are you in retail in the heritage sector? Will you be visiting the Spring Fair next week at the NEC?

Visit stand 5B99 and meet Wendy Spencer, the Director of Hall of Names. She will be on hand throughout the course of the week to answer your questions and explain how the system works.

Many of our retailers like the fact that our coats of arms and surname history prints are part of the visitor experience itself...

18 Jan 2017

We first started selling our surname history prints and coats of arms more than 10 yars ago, and customer service has always been at the heart of everthing we do. 

Our customer reviews are excellent on our Facebook page - here's just one example: "Brilliant! Very helpful staff and nothing is too much trouble. It's a real pleasure to deal with the Company. A very professional outfit, and I will be ordering from them again."

We recently added a review section to our surname history page, and that has also...

06 Dec 2016

As a family-run business, we love to work with people who share our passion for family celebrations - and what could give you more to celebrate than a wedding?!

We collaborate with top industry magazines to bring you fantastic offers. It's always great to work with Your Bristol and Somerset Wedding Magazine - Like us, they are based in the beautiful South West.

In their latest issue, there's a chance for one lucky winner to receive an unframed Anniversary Double...

28 Nov 2016

The growing trend for personalised gifts shows no sign of slowing down, and customers are searching for presents that are that little bit different. Christmas is always a busy time for retailers, and those which offer personalised gifts are proving more popular than ever.

Hall of Names is ideally placed to help customers in their search for the ideal Christmas gift. Each personalised product features the earliest coat of arms relating to the customer's chosen name.

Director Wendy Spencer said "It's always an exciting time of year for...

15 Nov 2016

Santa will be returning to Pembroke Castle for their annual Christmas Market this year, which will be running between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th November.

The popular festive event usually welcomes about 10,000 visitors throughout the weekend, it is a popular addition to the festive season, and showcases products from Pembrokeshire and the surrounding areas.

Supported by Valero and Pembroke Town Council, the Christmas Market is a community event offering free admission to all...

07 Nov 2016

The recent devastating fire at the Royal Clarence Hotel in the heart of Exeter's city centre has not dampened spirits to go ahead with the famous Chritmas Market in Cathedral Square. Safety concerns following the catastophic blaze had meant that the future of this year's market hung in the balance.

Christmas shoppers will be delighted to hear that the market will proceed as planned, with lots of beautiful gifts available to purchase from a wide range of independent retailers.

Our own Hall of Names retailer Phil Lamley will be selling our popular coats of arms and surname...

31 Oct 2016

At Hall of Names, we like to keep abreast of all new developments in the world of family research, genealogy and family history. It can be hard to know where to begin, but new help is at hand! We have discovered a great new website which allows visitors to 'fly around' their family tree in an interactive way...and what's more, it's FREE!

People can explore their detailed family tree and grow its branches by sharing information with relatives. After researching their family histories, people are often left with sprawling...