Family Crest

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Family Crest

Postby luvfamily » 09 Oct 2010, 19:18

I was wondering how you go about finding your family crest? Do all names have a crest or just some?

Thank you

Gloria

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Re: Family Crest

Postby Squigy » 09 Oct 2010, 22:01

luvfamily wrote:I was wondering how you go about finding your family crest? Do all names have a crest or just some?

Thank you

Gloria


Gloria,

There are many websites that claim to have your Family Coat of Arms (a Family Crest is a part of a Coat of Arms) and try to sell you a copy. My advice, just ignore them (they're scams).

First, not every family had a Coat of Arms. In fact, a Coat of Arms is not awarded to a family, but an individual, and is passed down from father to son, like a title of Nobility (wives and daughters could also bear arms modified to indicate their relation to the current holder of the arms).

So, even if you find someone with your surname had a Coat of Arms, it doesn't matter unless you can prove he's your ancestor.
My Italian surnames:

Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito

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Re: Family Crest

Postby luvfamily » 10 Oct 2010, 17:25

I always wondered about this. Thank you so much for the info.

Gloria


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