Coat of Arms Family Crest Meanings - Letter A

                 D - E        F - G       H - K        L - O      P - R      S - W

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.


Apples symbolize

generosity, happiness,

peace and salvation.

All kinds of fruit were

as symbols of God's


Armored Arm

Represents a person who

served as a senior person

or has a leader position.

Bare Arm

represents an industrious

people, someone who

believes in hard work 


Arrows symbolize martial

readiness. If is

represented by a cross,

it is representing

a disease as a 

result of the war.

Ass / Donkey
Stands for patience and humility  key
 Axe  / Hatchet

Symbol of execution of military duty

The antelope

means harmony,

peace and

political wisdom.


considered a

symbol the purity

and speed.

Annulet / Ring

Symbol for fidelity -  

also representing

the fifth son 

The anvil -
symbol of honor 
represent strength
and fortitude.
The character of the acorn
is independence, strength and antiquity represent
The anchor is a symbol
of salvation, hope and religious steadfastness.

Heraldry Symbols Coat of Arms Meaning

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

coat of arms symbols and their meanings, from time to time we update our list. There are many imaginative variations and combinations of heraldry symbols, which are represented in every coat of arms design that identifies the particular carrier /owner of a family crest.- coat of arms.

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


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 !

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