Daniels Family Crest

Eddy Daniels wrote in with the following question:

Can you let me know whether the Daniels family had or has a family crest or coat of arms? If so, do you have a sketch of such?

 

Thank you.

Eddy Daniels

 

Hi Eddy,

Thanks for writing in.

It is important to know that coats of arms are awarded to individuals, not to families per se. They are a form of inheritable honor which can be passed down through the family, but if you didn’t inherit the family manor, you probably didn’t inherit rights to the arms either.

The Coat of Arms of John Daniels (1823)

The Coat of Arms of John Daniels (1823)

That said, there is great interest now days in genealogy and researching the lives of ancestors.  For these purposes it is very nice to know if any of your ancestors had been awarded the honor of arms.

I found these arms in blazon in the armory of the United Kingdom as recorded by William Berry in 1856. The arms were awarded to John Daniels, Esq. of St. Austin’s, near Lymington, Hants, 1823.

Per fesse, erm. and sa. in chief two mascles of the second, in base, an heraldic tiger ar. – Crest, a pelican, vulning herself ar. betw. two branches of oak ppr. Borne by John Daniels, Esq. of St. Austin’s, near Lymington, Hants, 1823.

I have included my interpretation of what these arms would look like here.

While this was the only example I found for “Daniels” there are a large number of arms for people with the last name “Daniel.”

You should check and see who your Daniels ancestors were to find out if these arms belonged to your specific ancestor.

Good luck with your family history search — there are always treasures to be found.

The coat of arms shown here is a very low-resolution example used for illustration of the basic design of the heraldic arms and crest. If you need a bigger (and prettier) version of this coat of arms or that of one of your ancestors, please make a $5 donation to our website and we’ll send you a large high-resolution version of these arms and a .pdf information sheet as a thank you. You must include the Arms ID Dan 38 to get these arms.

Originally posted 2013-08-22 09:24:27.

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2 Comments

  1. Can you let me know whether the Daniels family had or has a family crest or coat of arms? If so, do you have a sketch of such?

    Thank you.
    Eddy Daniels

    Reply
  2. Thanks for writing in Eddy.

    I have included my version of the blazon I have on record for the only Daniels I could find prior to the 20th century.

    Please consult your family history to see if this is one of your ancestors.

    http://yourarmiger.com/?p=3613

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