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Heraldry symbols and their meanings  A - D

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 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 !

 

   Examples of heraldic animals in different attitude / positions    

 

 

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Heraldic Tincture, Metals  & Colors

 

METAL

             

 Gold / Or 

Understanding, respect, virtue and 

majestic -generosity 

Silver - White / Argent

Cleanliness, wisdom, innocence,

 sincerity, peace and joy

 

COLORS

 

Red / Gules 

Eagerness to 

serve his country.  

Warrior & martyr

Blue / Azure

Steadfastness, strength  

truth & loyalty

Black / Sable

Grief and
resistance, constancy

Green / Vert 

Freedom, beauty, 

joy, health and hope

loyalty in love

Purple  / Purpure

Majesty, justice 

and sovereignty

Maroon / Murray

Victorious - Persevering 

in the battle

Orange 

(Tawny or Tenne)

Worthy ambition

 

 

Examples of heraldic shield divisions

more examples of  Heraldry Shield Divisions

 

Defense or protection

Protection

Rule and authority

Faith and protection

Military strips or
Belt of Valor

Military strength or bravery.

            Stands for military strength

        or fortitude.

Honor - reward for performance 

of eminent service

Protection 


Dividing lines

represents
Earth & Country

Represents

the sea or water 

Represents

clouds and air

Represents fire, or
the walls of a fortress
or city

Represents the radiation
the sun. symbolizes
also fame and glory

 

 

 

 

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 - D      E - H       I - P      Q - Z 

   A 

 Acorn

 

The character of the acorn is  

independence, strength and  

antiquity represents

 

Anchor

 

The anchor is a symbol of salvation,  

 hope and religious steadfastness.

 

Angel

 

The angel is always in full view, shown with
the wings extended and upright. He is the
bearer of the good news as well as dignity,
  
honor and glory.

 

 Ant / Emmet

 

Symbol of the ant traditionally meant one 

who the workers a strong, wise and  

foresighted in all his affairs.

 

 

Antelope

 

. The antelope means harmony, peace  

and political wisdom. The antelope  

was occasionally considered 

a symbol the purity and speed used.

 

Annulet - Ring

 

Symbol for fidelity -  

also representing the fifth son 

Anvil

 

 

The anvil - symbol of honor 

 

Antler

Antlers represent strength and fortitude.

 

Apple

 

Apples symbolize generosity, happiness,
peace and salvation. All kinds of fruit  

were as symbols of God's goodness  

 

Armored Arm

 

 Represents a person who served as a  

senior person has or leader possesses.

 

Naked  Arm

 

Bare arm represents an industrious people,
someone who believes in hard work 

 

 Arrow

 

Arrows symbolize martial readiness.
If is represented by a cross, it is
represents a disease as a 

result of the war.

 

 

Ass - Donkey 

Stands for patience and humility  

 

 

 Axe  - Hatchet

Symbol of execution of military duty

 

  B  

Bat

Represents awareness of the powers 

of darkness and chaos.

 

 

Beacon -  Lighthouse

Somebody who is watchful, who gave

 a signal in time of danger

  Barrel / Tun

 

It may symbolizes a vendor 

of beer or wine, hospitality

 

Bay Leaves / Laurel

 

In antiquity it was a sign of peace
Seen and stillness.
A symbol of 
victory and glory, especially after one
long, inner struggle.

 

 Bear 

 

He wears the emblem of strength,  

cunning and cruelty in the protection  

of the clan. A bear is also a symbol of

 healing and personal health and bravery.

 

Bee

 

The bee is a sign of industry, creativity,  

wealth, diligence and eloquence.

  the Egyptians
used it as a symbol of royal power.

 

Beaver

Represents industry and perseverance

 

Bells 

One who is not afraid of signaling his

approach in war and peace

 

Berries

Symbol for liberality, felicity, and peace

Bezant / Gold roundles

 Symbol for justice, virtue, wealth and prosperity

Roundels can be in different colors

 

 Bird

 

Birds of all species (blackbirds, 

thrushes,  red bird) provide peace 

and affection for

  the home and family.

 

Boar

 

The boar is the symbol of courage.  

a champion with the wild animals,  

he is a fierce fighter.

Boars head stands for hospitality

 

Book

The open book signifies manifestation. 

When closed, signifies counsel.

Books are generally a symbol of learning/ knowledge 

 

 

Bridge

Governor or magistrate

 

 

Buckle / Belt

 

Victorious fidelity in authority

 

Bull

A bull, also known as an ox,
represents bravery and generosity,  

The horns are the strength and fortitude.  

The calf is a old heraldic tradition with the 

properties of patience, humility and
sacrifice connected.

 

 

   C 

  Camel

The camel symbolizes temperance, 

patience and  perseverance.

Castle

 

The castle symbolizes spiritual strength 

and vigilance, as well as at home  

and safety.

 

  Cat

A symbol of  liberty, vigilance and courage.

Chess Rock

Symbol of strategic thinking

 

Cinquefoils

Stands for hope and joy

Clouds

Represents mystery, obscured truth

Chains

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

Cock

  He  is a bird of great courage in battle,  

Therefore, it is a sign of hero, one who

  fought with courage and perseverance.

Crescent 

The crescent moon is a symbol of hope  

One who has been honored by the sovereign

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

 

 

 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.

 Cypress

The cypress is the symbol of death and
    eternal life.
 

 

Crow 

A crow is a permanent settlement
and a quiet life

 

 

  D

Deer

One who will not fight unless provoked; 

peace and harmony

 

Dice

Symbol of constancy

 

 

 

 

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

Dog

The dog is the symbol for courage, loyalty
and
vigilance  

 

Dolphin 

It represents swiftness, diligence, 

charity and love

 

 Dove

 

 

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

 

 Dragon

 

A dragon with his sharp eye, is the 

guardian of treasures. He is also 

the bravest of all the creatures

 

 Drum

Ready for war

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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