Family History Printout
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In battle, a knight, clad in armor from head to toe, would barely recognize friend from foe. Imagine if you will, a warriors face, invisible behind closed helmets, and you may well appreciate why a new method of istant recognition became necessary. In addition, changes in the methods of waging war also demanded instant recognition. This resulted in distinctive Insignia's being painted on the knight's shield and embroidered on his surcoat, which were the only means by which the warrior could be identified. It is generally accepted that these innovations led to the beginnings of Heraldry. The insignia thus adopted soon became jealously guraded and objects of pride. A son would inherit his Father's markings and carry them into battle with pride. After a battle or campaign, the knight would return to his castle and the vassal to his modest home and each would hang his shield or helmet on the wall. The helmet was positioned above the shield. A friend brought the belongings of those who had died in battle back, and the scene was repeated in every humble cottage and magnificent abode. Heraldry, as we know it, had come into being.
One of our most popular items, this certificate combines on a single parchment scroll the complete history of your family name and an authentic full-color image of the coat of arms, & family crest associated with it. Printed on a large parchment scroll that measures 11" x 17" and includes a gold foil signature seal to guarantee authenticity. Our Family Name Histories are guaranteed to be historically authentic. We are proud to own the largest Family Name History & Coat of Arms database in the world, with over 1 million family names.