Irish Coat Of Arms

Once upon a time, a family name was more than just what people called you. Family names represented the land you were from, and the trade (if any) that "your people" were known for. If one was from a noble family, then the men had shields for when they did battle, and on this shield was clearly emblazoned a "coat of arms," or a family crest; symbols which identified the family and the soldier carrying it.

Like dog-togs for ancient soldiers, a "coat of arms" identified knights and other noblemen in battle. The crest which appeared on the shield was often also engraved into jewelry, like signet rings. These were also used as identification. Bearing a signet ring with a family crest was used as proof-positive about one's identity.

Rings from Ireland is pleased to offer people the opportunity to once again hang in their home their ancient family crest. We have a time tested surname finder. Simply type your family name into our search engine.

If you are of western European descent--with families hailing from England, Ireland, or Scotland - you can read almost instantly about the origin of your name, and discover information about people - possibly your forebears - known to have had your name as far back as the 16th and 17th centuries. Additionally, you can view the first coat-of-arms associated with your distinguished family name.

Searching for this information is free. For less than $30, you can actually own beautifully illustrated documentation of your name's history. This includes variations in spelling, information on noteworthy bearer's of your name, as well as the original Coat of Arms associated with your family. This impressively sized 11x17 inch document is perfect for framing and hanging in any family room, office or den. You don't have to be born in Ireland to have your very own Irish coat of arms hanging proudly in your home. Click here to try our time tested family name search engine out for free, and thanks for visiting us at Rings from Ireland.