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Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings
Are there coat of arms of the Risher family anywhere in the world?
Are there Coat of arms of the andrew's family anywhere in the world?
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What is the motto of the bond family as found on their coat of arms?
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Is there any type of symbol like a coat of arms that represents a family instead of an individual?
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How do you find your family crest without having to pay for it?
In most cases, if your family actually has a "family crest" or coat of arms, you've known about it since you were a small child. The vast majority of families do not have, and never have had, a family crest or coat of arms. Simply having the same surname as a family that once had a coat of arms does not mean that you are related to that family. Even if you can prove that you are related to a family that once had a coat of arms, it does not mean that the coat of arms ever rightfully belonged to one of your ancestors. A coat of arms belonged to a specific individual and his descendants, not to a surname. That, of course, does not prevent heraldic "bucket shops" from selling you a bogus "family crest" that they have found in a book or invented themselves.
What is the German Boser family crest?
You will have to research your family history to find the crest for your particular family, if there is one. Beware of the multitude of family crest websites available. They do little research and chances are that you will get a coat of arms that is completely made up or false. If you are in a hurry, do an internet search for "Boser coat of arms." At least five different coats of arms will be found. That suggests that at least five families had rights to arms, or that several people have fanciful ideas of what should be a coat of arms for this family.
Why the coat of arms of Spain is the same as the Gonzalez family?
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Who would wear a family coat of arms?
Was my family in the Knights Templar if the Red Maltese Cross is on my family crest?
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Are there more small arms manufacturers or ammunition manufacturers in the world and how many of each are there?
How can find your real family coat of arms?
The first thing is to determine whether your family actually had a coat of arms. Contrary to what many 'crest companies' would have you believe, most families did not have a coat of arms. Coats of arms belonged to the nobles and knights, who were only about 10% of the population of medieval Europe. Chances are not high that your family had one. If you can document your lineage to nobility, then you have a chance of finding a coat of arms. And just because your name matches it does not mean that you are related to a particular coat of arms.