Coat of Arms meanings and pictures  S - W

 

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

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 !

Snail

Symbolizes

deliberation 

and perseverance

Snake

The serpent is a symbol

of wisdom, knowledge

and defiance.

In addition, a symbol of

fertility and renewal

Spear

   The spear, lance 

 

is an emblem the gallant

 

service and devotion to

 

the honor and chivalry.

 

The broken lance is a

 

symbol of peace

 

Spear - Head 
A person who is
ready for battle
Scales

  are traditionally a symbol 

of fairness and justice.

Scythe
expressed hope for
a fruitful harvest
of things out.
 S
Sleeve / Maunch

A symbol of devotion,

victory in tournament

Squirrel

A symbol of thrift,

caution and

conception

 Stag

is a symbol of peace

and harmony -

a person of the policy.

Star / Mullet

 Symbolizes

divine quality which is

bestowed by god.  

May also third son pose.

 Stork
Close parental bond
 Swan

It symbolizes perfection, beauty and

grace. It is also light, love,

grace, sincerity and perfection.

For a carrier, it is the swan

poetic harmony and learning.

Shell / Escallop

Symbolizes protection

of providence.

Successful leader or

one who 

has made long journeys

Ship

Symbolizes a remarkable

Expedition by sea.

The ship is  also called 

a symbol of life, where

one his course 

can be determined.

Heraldry Symbols Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms meanings - family crest symbols  

In this section of our website we have selected some of the most common

coat of arms symbols, from time to time we update our list. There are

many imaginative variations and combinations in every crest design

 that identifies the particular carrier /owner of a family crest.

HERALDIC  CHARGES   
A                   D - E        F - G       H - K        L - O      P - R      S - W
Heraldic symbols in alphabetical ranking
HERALDIC  CHARGES   
           C        D - E        F - G       H - K        L - O      P - R      S - W
Sword

The sword is the symbol

of the military honor, power 

and freedom. The sword

(especially with flame) is

also a symbol

of purification.

T
Thistle

is an ancient heraldic

symbols

  of pain and suffering.

 

Tower

is a emblem of grandeur

and of society. It is also a

symbol of the defense

and a individual fortitude.

Tree 

Antique and

symbolizes strength.

Tree Stump
with sprouting leaves
as a symbol of the can
be rebirth and
   re-growth used.      
Trefoil

Symbol for perpetuity,

longevity

Trumpet

Ready for war

 U
Unicorn

A symbol of purity and virtue.

W
 Wheel

Symbol of a wheelwright or  

carriage maker

Wheat Sharf - Garb

  the meaning of  

abundance and hope

Pair of Wings

Symbolizes swiftness

and protection.

Wolf

means valor and guardianship.

wolves  were considered to

be cruel  and merciless 

Wyvern

Symbol  -  velour and protection

Click on image for examples how the heraldic symbols may can be used in a Coat of Arms design