Google Tips - Family Crest Search or Coat of Arms Search
You can use Google to search fo your family
crest or coat of arms. Here's a few tips to get you started. You might be surprised what you will
Use Google Images
You will be suprised what Google's image search can turn up for
Go to www.google.com and enter
"google images" into the search box. The first item it returns from it's search is the link to Google
Click on the Google Images link and you will be taken to the
Google images search page.
Enter the name you are looking for followed by "coat of arms".
For instance, if you are looking for a coat of arms for the surname Rogers, enter "rogers coat of arm" minus the
quotes and run your search.
When I did it right now, I found images of Rogers coats of arms
from several web sites. Now, click on some of those images and do some research. There are a lot of commercial
heraldry sites there so hide your credit card if you are not prepared to spend a few bucks.
You can also substitute the phrase "coat of arms" with "family
crest" and do another search. Family crest works well also as the phrases are interchangeable for most
Here's a few other phrases you can try, after you try the first
two that I mentioned.
If your name is Spanish, substitute "escudo" or "heraldaria"
for "coat of arms" or "family crest".
If the name is Polish, try "herby", "herb", "herbu" or
For a German name try "wappen", "familienwappen",
"blasonierung", "heraldik" or "wappenschablonen".
If the name comes form Denmark, try
For France, try "armoiries".
For the Netherlands, try "wapen", "wapenschid", "heraldiek", or
For Sweden, try "slaktvapen" or "heraldik".
You can also use these same methods using the regular Google