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Family Crest and
Coat of Arms Generator

Add your text and select your colours and symbols below.

1

Family / Club / Sports Team Name

Motto / Tag Line / Strap Line

2

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First colour

  • Ambition
  • Reliable
  • Generosity
  • Heartache
  • Hope
  • Justice
  • Loyalty
  • Loyalty in love
  • Sacrifice
  • Military Strength
  • Patient in battle
  • Peace
  • Noble
  • Sincerity
  • Ruler
  • Strength
  • Victorious
  • Warrior
  • Vital

4

Second colour

  • Ambition
  • Reliable
  • Generosity
  • Heartache
  • Hope
  • Justice
  • Loyalty
  • Loyalty in love
  • Sacrifice
  • Military Strength
  • Patient in battle
  • Peace
  • Noble
  • Sincerity
  • Ruler
  • Strength
  • Victorious
  • Warrior
  • Vital

5

Shield pattern

  • Commander
  • Authority
  • Wisdom
  • Achievement in battle
  • Military Strength
  • Endurance
  • Defence
  • Honour
  • Honour (other)
  • Protection
  • Faithful Service
  • Christian
  • Resolve
  • Builder

6

Icon / Animal

  • None
  • Valour / Fierceness
  • Wisdom
  • Readiness for duty
  • Lover of harmony
  • Protection / Strength
  • Valiant defender
  • Fierce fighter
  • Invulnerability
  • Musical/Harmony
  • Beauty, pride
  • Peace loving
  • Wise defence, wisdom
  • Strength, cunning
  • Perseverance

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Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

  1. Enter your family name & motto. (Don't have a motto? Be creative!)
  2. Select a background for your crest.
  3. Choose your crest's first colour/attribute based on the family characteristics offered.
  4. Choose your crest's second colour/attribute based on the family characteristics offered.
  5. Choose a shield based on the family characteristics offered.
  6. Choose an icon based on the family characteristics offered.
  7. Enjoy your new family crest! Right click on your mouse to save your new family crest.

Coat of arms history

Traditional family crests stemmed from heraldic arms, also known as coat of arms or armorial bearings. Heraldic arms were common throughout Europe in the Middle Ages (the 1000 years between the 5th and the 16th century).

Historically heraldic arms were a design belonging to a particular person or group of people. These designs tended to be used by knights and noble men to identify them apart from enemy soldiers. In such traditions these coat of arms were passed from father to son or from wife to daughter.
Over time the use of such crests moved from the military to families, regions and other institutions such as educational institutions.

In times past your own family ancestors would have approached a heraldic artist or officer of arms to design your family crest. Your ancestors would have chosen attributes of that family that the officer of arms would depict in the family crest. These attributes would tend have been depicted through various shield designs, colour(s) and symbols, known as ‘charges’, such as animals and plant designs.

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