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.


   Heraldic animals in different attitude / positions                                   Heraldic Helmet- collection of traditional helmets  / helm


Family crest on canvas


Coat of Arms on leather


Coat of Arms Logo


Novelty  crest

Novelty crests


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

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The eagle symbolizes a man of action, the
high and important matters is concerned.
   A person of high intellect, ingenuity,
repartee and quick comprehension.
As a Christian symbol, the eagle represents  

salvation, redemption and resurrection  

Two-headed Eagle


Symbolically, a protector. a
together of two forces.






A symbol of huge strength and stature, 

wisdom, courage, happiness, royalty 

and ambition.


Elephant Trunk



The elephant head or the tusks is, as a
symbol of great strength and stature,  

wisdom, courage, long life, happiness,  

royalty, good luck and ambition.


Ermine Spot

Represents mark of dignity



Celestial goodness or noble person


 Falcon or Hawk

The falcon or hawk is someone who eagerly
        in the pursuit of an object and is not
rather dormant until the goal was achieved.



Means willing
obedience and serenity of mind.





Fish are symbols of bravery and  

   They are also symbols of economy, science
and symbols of the Christian faith. a fish
constitutes a genuine, generous spirit

Fire / Flames 



Hope and joy



Felicity and peace

 Fireball or Grenade 

The symbol of the fireball symbolizes those who 

had experienced terror while under siege 

or a person who had survived the danger

 of bombshells in battle.





Provides a stylized form of the lily. It is 

the floral emblem of France and is

 known as the "flower of light." It may 

also include the sixth son pose.






The fox is a symbol for a person of his
wisdom, ingenuity, wit and wisdom for 

his use own defense.





The goat is a symbol of practical wisdom
   and an emblem of a man who wins  

through diplomacy rather than war




Grapes are a symbol of happiness, bliss
and peace. Fruits of all kinds was 

considered Proof of God's goodness.



The griffin is a mythical creature with the 

head, wings and talons of an eagle
and the body and hind legs of a lion.  
   Bravery, strength, alertness and  

endurance.  A male griffin no wings, 

but often horns and a spiky tail.






Represents strength and  

lasting friendship


Noble and home-bred



Courage, vigilance, and loyalty




Credibility, sincerity and justice.


 "Red Hand"


This is the mark of a baronet (Knight)

Armored Hand - Gauntlet

Armored gloves symbolize a
armed man who is ready to wage war.




Represents a well-composed person  

of tempered judgment. A bridge to a  

mystical contemplation




The heart is the criterion of sincerity, a
person is telling the truth. It is sometimes 

used in this sense is used in heraldry,  

but often as a symbol of goodness  

and charity.




Besides representing  rank and social status, 

a helmet stands for wisdom and security ,

as well strength, protection  

and invulnerability



The horse is ready, ready for King
   and country,. it is also a symbol of speed, 

intelligence and masculinity.



Symbol for truth

Hunting Horn - Bugle Horn

A person of high or noble pursuits


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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 !

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