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YourArmiger.com was created to share a love of the traditions of heraldry. The page focuses of British heraldry and the arms which made it to the United States and Canada, but as the site expands more continental heraldry will be added. You can use the site to look up arms of ancestors, learn the terminology of heraldry or even how to craft your own coat of arms in the style of the traditional armorist.
Long standing arms recorded in registers from the 19th century and before. You can use this category to look up the arms of your ancestors. [more]
Heraldry has not been overlooked: connected as it is with history, with antiquities , and many existing distinctions, it presented itself at too many points not to secure very general attention; and the desire to become acquainted with its language and its laws are observably diffused to a very wide extent.read more
Charges are the symbols used in heraldry, each is used for a very special reason and many have unique rules governing their deployment. [more]
Heraldry has a grammar and terminology all its own. In this category we take each term and concept and explain it in simply. [more]
Do you have a heraldry question you haven’t been able to answer on your own? Put our years of study and massive library to use and ask here!
Appoints, (fr.): of two charges (perhaps used only in French whose points meet, e.g. cf. chev- coats of arms), irons, swords, arrows, &ct.read more
Arrache is an archaic term for erased. “Erased” items are those which have been torn-off a larger creature or item.read more
When a heraldic charge is said to be in abyss it means that object is placed in the very center of the coat of arms. This is the natural position for charges and if the position of a single charge is not specified in the blazon it will be found in abyss.read more
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Registered Coats of Arms
Coat of Arms of Rev. John Bartow of New York, New York: Or, three plates on a bend Sable, betwixt six annulets Gule. Rev. John Bartow came to North America about 1702 from Crediton, Devonshire, England.
Coat of Arms of Dr. Thomas Barton of New Jersey: Argent, three Boars’ Heads couped Gules, armed Argent. Dr. Thomas Barton came to North America about 1751 from Ireland.
Coat of Arms of Richard Bartlett of Newbury, Massachusetts: Sable, three Falconers’ sinister Gloves with pendant Argent, tasseled Or. Richard Bartlett came to North America about 1634 from Ernely, Sussex, England.
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If you live in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Spain, or another country that has an active heraldic authority, you will need to pursue your request through those official channels. If you live in a republic such as the United States and the government is not involved in the issuance of coats of arms, you may secure your unique heraldic achievement through a professional armorist. That coat of arms will be protected under international copyright laws and by be registered as a trademark if you desire. For more information on acquiring your coat of arms, click here.