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Your Ancestors’ Coat of Arms – Heraldry

If you are researching your family tree or trying to find out more about your surname history, it will please you to discover if your ancestors’ coat of arms is on record.

Heraldry can be fascinating to research and its origins come from the middle ages, where designs were actually represented on real shields. Nowadays however, coats of arms are usually represented on paper or on heraldic flags.

The symbolism on a coat of arms is unique to the family it represents and each component has a special meaning. For example, an acorn is traditionally used to represent the independence of its bearer. A mirror is a symbol of imagination and truth, although this particular symbol is rarely found in heraldry.

Why not start to research the meaning behind your own ancestors’ coat of arms today? Who knows what secrets you will reveal?!

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