Making a Fun Coat of Arms as a Family Activity Gather your materials. Gather everyone together. Brainstorm ideas. Think of symbols to represent your ideas. Create the background shape. Pick a person to design each piece. Divide the shape. Glue the pieces onto the crest. Add a motto. Place your family name on a banner.What is the history of coat of arms?
The origin of the term coat of arms is in the surcoat, the cloth tunic worn over armour to shield it from the sun’s rays. It repeated the bearer’s arms as they appeared on his banner or pennon and on his shield, and it was particularly useful to the heralds as they toured the battlefield identifying the dead.How do you find coat of arms?
One way to find out about a family coat of arms is to use a website that specializes in researching heraldry. This was a system developed as a way of identifying armored knights and others on the battlefield and later became an easy way of displaying a certain familial connection.How do you find family coat of arms?
Go to a heraldry site, such as heraldryandcrests.com. Click on the "Search family coat of arms" link or button, which is usually located on the home page. Type in the family name and click the "Search" button. Select on the country of origin for the family name, if multiple options are provided.