Your Family’s Armorial History
The Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Surname History, complete with our Bibliography! The perfect gift. Our most popular product, the Armorial History, combines our time-tested Surname history with a full color rendition of the earliest coat of arms once associated with a bearer of the surname. Perfect for any occasion. This is a gift that will be proudly displayed in any home and will be the topic of conversation again and again!
Each Armorial History includes:
- Full color Family Coat of Arms,
- Bibliography, giving sources of data,
- Ancient origin of the name,
- Spelling variations,
- Early movement of the surname during the Middle Ages,
- Noteworthy bearers from the 1500-1600s,
- First settlers to North America and Australia,
- Contemporary notable bearers of the name or variants,
- Unique Certificate number,
- Seal guaranteeing the authenticity, and
- Full Color Watermark of the country of origin.
Every surname history is over 1,800 words long and is printed on an 11"x17" parchment scroll.
Researched by Hall of Names
For over 35 years with careful and meticulous attention to every detail, we have been the leading makers of surname histories and heraldic artwork.
Authenticity is our trademark. Accurate texts and registers from all over the world have been collected to make up our source library. Our product is guaranteed 100%.
Right to Bear Arms:
• Our Coats of Arms are heraldically accurate depictions of an Armorial borne by a bearer of the depicted surname or one of its spelling variations, at some point in history. We create the Coats of Arm and crest by interpreting the Blazons (technical descriptions) in the most recognized Armorial source books.
• To actually ‘bear’ arms, you must be granted the coat of Arms by one of the Colleges of Arms, or prove descent from someone who once bore the arms in question.
• In England and Wales, Arms are granted under the authority of the Earl Marshall by the Garter King of Arms, in Scotland by the Lyon King of Arms, and in Ireland by the Ulster King of Arms. Similar bodies exist in Europe and in other countries.
• There will certainly be more than one Coat of Arms associated with most surnames. We have generally tried to locate the oldest one on record for the region of interest.
• Our Coats of Arms can be displayed with pride as a piece of historical artwork