Start by picking a shield shape, color and partition. Then choose symbols from each category to complete your armorial.

  • Shield Shape

    Traditionally represented an actual shield used by a knight.

    • Classic

    • Edged

    • Ornate

  • Shield Color

    Represented the history of an individual or family.

    • Gold

      Generosity

    • Blue

      Truth & Loyalty

    • Red

      Warrior & Martyr

    • Green

      Hope & Joy

    • Purple

      Royalty

  • Partition

    Conveyed family relationships or occupations.

    • Vertical

      Marriage

    • Diagonal

      A Knight’s Sash

    • Chevron

      Builder, Architect or Protector

    • Quarterly

      Ancestors & Inheritance

  • Charge

    Symbolized an aspect of a family.

    • Eagle

      Nobility & Strength

    • Fleur-De-Lis

      Purity & Light

  • Helmet

    Historically represented military rank or nobility.

    • Helmet (Front)

      Knight/Duke

    • Helmet (Side)

      Esquire

  • Crest

    Represented the occupation, rank or character of a family.

    • Squirrel

      Lover of the Woods

    • Anchor

      Religious Steadfastness

    • Dragon

      Defender of Treasure

  • Supporters

    Used as brackets for the shield.

    • Dogs

      Courage, Vigilance & Loyalty

    • Lions

      Courage, Strength & Valor

Now it’s your turn to design an armorial. Use both traditional and modern symbols to create an armorial that represents yourself. Start by picking a shield shape, color and partition. Then choose symbols from each category. When you are finished, you will have an opportunity to email a copy of your armorial.