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Heraldry symbols and their meanings  C- D


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Heraldry symbols

In this section of our website we would like to give you some additional information relating to the symbols of  

coat of arms, a  variety of icons, colors and heraldic animals. We have selected some of the most common  

coat of arms symbols, from time to time we update our list. In addition to the graphics, we have added  

some detailed descriptions.  Of course there are many more heraldic symbols as shown here.  

There are many imaginative variations and 

combinations in every crest design that identifies the particular carrier /owner of a family crest.


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Please note that the following listed symbol descriptions and meanings have been compiled from

variety of heraldic sources. Besides these symbols being globally used, the opinions and 

interpretations between heraldic researchers may vary slightly.

We update our page regularly with heraldic symbols !


   Examples of heraldic animals in different attitude / positions    


Heraldic Helmet- collection of traditional helmets  / helm  


Heraldic symbols in alphabetical ranking

In addition to the following symbols, we have collected a few examples of each for your reference 

as to how the heraldic symbols can be used for a family crest / Coat of Arms design. 

Click on image to see examples 



HERALDIC  CHARGES    A - B    C- D     E - H       I - P      Q - Z 


knight shield four pointed long

Ornate knight shield

medieval knight shield wood

Medieval battle 

shields -wood or steel

Family crest gold leaf


Gold leaf gilded

 knight shield

Family crest old world

Old World 

family crest plaque




Heraldic charges camel

The camel symbolizes temperance, 

patience and  perseverance.


Heraldic charges castle


The castle symbolizes spiritual strength 

and vigilance, as well as at home  

and safety.



Heraldic charges cat

A symbol of  liberty, vigilance and courage.

Chess Rock

Heraldic charges chess rock

Symbol of strategic thinking



Heraldic charges cinquefoils

Stands for hope and joy


Heraldic charges clouds

Represents mystery, obscured truth


Heraldic charges chains

Chains are a symbolic representation
the salary is acceptable and important services.


Heraldic charges cock

  He  is a bird of great courage in battle,  

Therefore, it is a sign of hero, one who

  fought with courage and perseverance.


Heraldic charges crecent

The crescent moon is a symbol of hope  

One who has been honored by the sovereign


Heraldic charges cross

There are several meanings depending 

what kind of cross - 

For examples,... the Eight son, 

Faith - Serviced in the Crusades,

cross and sword together = unshakeable faith




Heraldic charges crown

As with all crowns, is the heavenly crown
a symbol of victory, sovereignty and empire.
It is a visible sign of success, therefore,
the term "coronation", and its importance

 as decoration of the ultimate level of rank  

and power, wear the crown, makes  

a great honor.


Heraldic charges cypress

The cypress is the symbol of death and
    eternal life.



Heraldic charges crow

A crow is a permanent settlement
and a quiet life



Coat of Arms on hand crafted tiles

Coat of Arms on hand crafted tiles

family crest wooden box

Double crest -wedding crest  - wooden box

Coat of Arms on Christmas ornaments

Double crest on glass ornament



Heraldic charges deer

One who will not fight unless provoked; 

peace and harmony



Heraldic charges dice

Symbol of constancy






Heraldic charges drops

One who has endured torrents of liquids, as in battle, 
Yellow: gold                          Blue: tears
Green: oil                          White: water
Black: pitch or tar                Red: blood


Heraldic charges dog

The dog is the symbol for courage, loyalty



Heraldic charges dolphin

It represents swiftness, diligence, 

charity and love



 Heraldic charges dove


The dove is a symbol of the soul and
Holy Spirit. It means peace
and purity.



Heraldic charges dragon


A dragon with his sharp eye, is the 

guardian of treasures. He is also 

the bravest of all the creatures




Ready for war


Heraldic charges duck

Ducks can deceive their enemies in many ways by  

flying, running, swimming 

or diving. Therefore, they are a symbol 

of a person of many resources.



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