The Sherington Coat of Arms Sir Henry Sherington 1430-1497 He was my 14th Great Grandfather
A Coat of Arms, again November 2, 2017
Grey Coat of Arms Sir John Grey, my 12th Great Grandfather, 1527-1564, was the Uncle of Queen Lady Jane Grey.
Smith Coat Of Arms June 17, 2017
Another Coat of Arms – I am struck by the simple artistry of this one. Elegant.
Lundy Coat Of Arms June 8, 2017
Lundy Coat of Arms Another strong image in red and yellow to add to my “collection”. Sir John Lundy was my 15th Great Grandfather.
Toft Coat of Arms June 5, 2017
Simple and striking – I seem to like red
Sir William Toft was my 14th Great Grandfather
Below is another Coat of Arms in my “collection”
Royal Symbol February 12, 2017
Symbol to indicate an ancestor was an Earl or a Baron
Interesting to find in my search for ancestors on ancestry.com – e.g. my 19th Great Grandfather Sir Thomas Howland/Holland 1383-1460
Coat of Arms January 15, 2017
Here is the Preston Coat of Arms. An interesting art form.
The Prestons appear in my genealogy back in the 14th century.
Coat of Arms of the Thornburgh family – they appear in my genealogy in the 15th century
Tuck Coat of Arms The Tuck name has Scandinavian origins – at last I’ve found a Viking connection in my family tree!
Meverell Coat of Arms
Combe Coat of Arms
Guy Coat of Arms
Kingsley Coat of Arms
Carew Coat of Arms
Going Further Back In My Genealogy September 3, 2015
Wilben DahlWritten names are rare because few people at that time knew how to read or write. Often even kings lacked that ability and employed Scribes. The design was a method to let someone know who you were before reading and writing, became more common such as after the introduction of the printing press in 1450. Heraldry is complex and much like the Egyptian Hieroglyphics, which relied much on the cognitive powers of the populace during their periods to be understood.