Family Crest Search
I've put together this modest web
site to help point anyone doing a family crest search on the internet in the right
I've been looking for family crests and coats of arms on the
web since the 90's and I have kind of gotten good at it.
There are a lot of places on the internet where you
can find family crests for specific surnames or groups of
family crests from specific countries.
Sometimes you can only look at them and
sometimes you can download them as well. The quality of the downloads
will range from poor to average. If you want something nice, you will probably have to pay for it. If the family
crests you find at these locations are of any use to you, I'll
leave that up to you to decide.
I'm also going to give you a few
tips on how to do your search and also lead you to the best places to look for family
How would you
like to see a full color illustration of a coat of arms for your name along with a bit of the history of the
name. It's a goldmine for coat of arms research. Point your browser to House of
Names. Enter your name in the "Search for
surname" box on the top left side of the page. Or use the search below.
Another terriffic place to start
is http://www.notrefamille.com/v2/services-blasons/default.asp .
It's also listed on the menu on the right under Rierstap's Armorial General. It has 120,000 color illustrations of
family crests/coats of arms from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland and
You can also jump over
to Coats of Arms and Family Crests. There are coats of arms for 600 popular names and more are added
Another website is Free Coats of
Arms. There are over 2,000 coats of arms ready
If you don't mind spending five bucks for a beautiful coat of
arms in JPG format, delivered via email, check out 5DollarCoatsofArms.com. There are also thousands of sample coats of arms
Also try the Google Images search trick on the right