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Offline nellie d

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Free family crest downloads
« on: Sunday 09 January 05 12:01 GMT (UK) »
Has anyone got a link to a site with free family crest/coat of arms downloads?
I've done Google searches but i can't find anything...and I know they must be out there.

Cheers
Nellie


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Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
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Re: Free family crest downloads
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 09 January 05 13:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi Nellie

Just did a quick search myself and came up with these possibilities.  Apologies if you've already seen and discounted them.

All Family Crests

Free Coats of Arms

Genealogical Journeys

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Re: Free family crest downloads
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 09 January 05 15:13 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Ticker,

The surname I'm interested in isn't on these sites....maybe that's because my lot are all bumpkins and we haven't got one!!!!!!! ;D

Nellie
Mayhew,Birch,Coates,Norman - Suffolk
Masters - Somerset
Richardson, Masters, Langridge, Dyer, Chambers - Sussex
Dyer, Luscombe, Hurrell - Devon
Chambers - Brecon
Lambden, Hawkins - Berkshire
Biggs, Cooper, Druce, Hedges, Haywood, Francis,Ward, Skidmore, Pinfold, Dorn, Gardener, Hopgood - Oxfordshire
Francis, Clarke - Lambeth/Surrey
Rowland, Emmett, Lockhart - Southwark/Middlesex
Simpson, Exall, Mann, Frisby,  - Kent
Ward, Teasdale, Smalwood - Yorkshire
Tomkins, Bayliss - Warwickshire

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Re: Free family crest downloads
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 09 January 05 15:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi Nellie

That's a pity!  My lot - the Tymon's don't have any either if that's any consolation.  Contrary to popular belief (and what commercial organisations who want to sell you one say!) many families don't have any coats of arms.  I refer to coats of arms in the plural as they actually relate to individuals rather than families.

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Re: Free family crest downloads
« Reply #4 on: Monday 24 March 14 16:29 GMT (UK) »
If you give the following page a link back, they will send you a free family crest / coat of arms

http://www.4crests.com/freecoatofarms1.html

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Re: Free family crest downloads
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 25 March 14 11:06 GMT (UK) »
If you are entitled to use a coat of arms, you should be able to trace your family back to someone who was granted that coat of arms.  If you can't then it is probable that there is no coat of arms which you are entitled to use.

These companies that provide these coats of arms either free or more probably sell them have simply found some with the same or a similar name who was granted a coat of arms.  You have no entitlement to use them even if they sell them to you.

The crest which sits on top of the helmet in a coat of arms is similarly a personal emblem although the inheritance is sometimes different.  Crests by themselves are often used on items like cutlery where there is no room for a coat of arms.
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Re: Free family crest downloads
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 23 July 14 19:53 BST (UK) »
Most of these sites just list them without referencing them. I've known there is a crest for my surname for decades (from a stand at a fair), wonder how you find out to whom the crest was awarded?
Shropshire: Bailey, Cadman, Chilton, Garbett, Pritchards
Yorkshire: Chilton, Cogan, Farrah, Hammond, Nickless/Nicholls, Silkstone
Ireland: Brannan, Cogan, O'Connor

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Re: Free family crest downloads
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 23 July 14 20:25 BST (UK) »
Please read the first FAQ on the College of Arms website:

http://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/resources/faqs


And, be aware! It is still illegal in Scotland to use a coat-of-arms to which you are not entitled! ::)
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Re: Free family crest downloads
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 23 July 14 21:03 BST (UK) »
I have read that before.

Okay to reword the question  ::), I have known that individuals who so happen to have the same surname as mine have been awarded coats of arms, wonder how you find out who was granted.
Shropshire: Bailey, Cadman, Chilton, Garbett, Pritchards
Yorkshire: Chilton, Cogan, Farrah, Hammond, Nickless/Nicholls, Silkstone
Ireland: Brannan, Cogan, O'Connor