Irish Heraldic History - Surname Coats of Arms

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The  Origins  of
Irish  Surnames
 
 
Ireland was one of the first European
countries in which a system of fixed
hereditary surnames developed.

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History  of  Heraldry
in  Ireland
 
 
Individual recognition and family identity
powerful and universal human needs.

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ENGLISH  HERALDRY
 
A Coat of Arms is a heraldic design used to
distinguish individual families.  This term is
derived from embroidering the emblem of a
knight on the surcoat which was worn over
his armor.  The Knight, therefore, wore a
COAT  OF  ARMS.
 
GALLERY  OF  HERALDIC GRAPHICS
 
See  if  yours  is here.

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HERALDRY  EXTRAS
 
Coat of Arms - Family Crests
 
from other parts of the world.
 
( Yours might be here)

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