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Started by: aussie roy (2574) 

. A family coat of arms,I mean.Just check out the addition to my profile and we will have the discussion later.

Started: 18th Jan 2007 at 10:46

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

Hi Roy, my Mum went to The Royal Armouries in Leeds about 6/7 years ago and got our family coat of arms and where our family surname originated from.

Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 12:21

Posted by: mollie m (6471) 

Yeh, mine's two meyt pies rampant and crossed knife and fork!

Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 12:24

Posted by: empress (9667) 

hahahahaha good one Molly!

Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 12:24

Posted by: plum47 (898) 

had ours done 35 yrs ago somewhere in wales.both my maiden and married names.like yours though mollie.

Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 17:51

Posted by: ozzielass (1742) 

Roy, they are selling them by the dozen on Wigan Market.

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 10:14

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive)

I thought they were only for people with some sort of standing in life or wealth,
Not people who are "pey's above sticks".

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 12:22

Posted by: empress (9667) 

ahhhhhhhh my dad used to say that to me all the time I aint heard it in years....peys is gettin above sticks in ere.....I say it to my kids, but they are too posh to understand hehehe

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 12:23

Posted by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

I have looked up information for my surnames crest. Come's up with a different design each time. In my opinion most of the sites, stalls on craft/antique fairs etc. Selling 'family crests' are a con. Surely everyone with the same surname isn't related????? If you, and some one else, who has the same surname, get a crest. It will be the same.
Check out this site:-
http://www.allfamilycrests.com/

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 12:28

Posted by: empress (9667) 

I turned my other half into a scottish Laird last year.
It cost me 20 quid on ebay, he now officially owns one square foot of land in scotland, entitling him to use the title Laird ..........how daft is that.He has title deeds the lot! Now I can call him Laird ass without him taking offence I suppose...

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 12:30

Posted by: billy (26053) 

take a bow empress. you have me spilling my cuppa onto the keyboard.
family crests, and coat-of -arms, yeahh, i aint boasting, but i am a direct descendant of william the conquerer, its true, thats why all the man children in our family are call bill. my mother has relations going back to MOLL FLANDERS..(maybe that explains away some things??)
all this info cost us 100 quid ten years ago.i suspect the above info was to make me feel cool, whilst i got the shaft.

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 14:51

Posted by: ozzielass (1742) 

"pey's above sticks" can somebody translate that for me?? Don't think I have heard that one.

Replied: 20th Jan 2007 at 06:04

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

Billy before you start spouting about your ancestry,check Wikipedia. As for the authenticity of my family coat of arms,it couldn't be anything but true because the motto is "Honesty is the best policy"

Replied: 20th Jan 2007 at 06:36

Posted by: harold (inactive)


Posted by: wiganyankeeron (200) [100+] Report abuse
I have looked up information for my surnames crest. Come's up with a different design each time. In my opinion most of the sites, stalls on craft/antique fairs etc. Selling 'family crests' are a con. Surely everyone with the same surname isn't related????? If you, and some one else, who has the same surname, get a crest. It will be the same.


Mine allways comes out the same

Replied: 20th Jan 2007 at 07:39

Posted by: billy (26053) 

you may have a point, cos i am a one off...aint that right getwom??

Replied: 20th Jan 2007 at 11:03

Posted by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

Quote from the College of Arms:-
Q. Do coats of arms belong to surnames?
A. No. There is no such thing as a 'coat of arms for a surname'. Many people of the same surname will often be entitled to completely different coats of arms, and many of that surname will be entitled to no coat of arms. Coats of arms belong to individuals. For any person to have a right to a coat of arms they must either have had it granted to them or be descended in the legitimate male line from a person to whom arms were granted or confirmed in the past.
Example: Two sites selling coat of arms for the surname HUNT

http://www.houseofnames.com/coatofarms_details.asp?sId=&s=hunt

http://www.freecoatsofarms.com/coatsofarms/catalogdata/628.html

Point proven... It is a CON

Replied: 20th Jan 2007 at 18:28
Last edited by wiganyankeeron: 20th Jan 2007 at 18:29:42

Posted by: harold (inactive)

Well Ron when I type our family name in to anything it comes up with the same tale and the same logo and it as been doing from when I first tried it in dublin in the 60s.

PS non of the links worked for me.

Replied: 20th Jan 2007 at 20:18

Posted by: coccium (2569) 

When I was a lad we was lucky to have a coat to put your arms in.

Replied: 20th Jan 2007 at 20:31

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

Think yourself lucky you're not an octopus then.

Replied: 20th Jan 2007 at 22:28

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

Think yourself lucky you're not an octopus then.

Replied: 20th Jan 2007 at 22:28

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive)

Ozzielass,just like peas grow above the cane or stick,One can get above ones station in life,Hence tha gerrin peys above sticks lad and tha will get cut back to size,put back in your place.

Replied: 20th Jan 2007 at 22:45

Posted by: dingerbell (147)

G'Day Roy, You can guess what mine is, but it's on my profile.

Replied: 20th Jan 2007 at 23:48

Posted by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

If you cut and paste the links into your browser You wll see they are two different sites. Each site shows a different Coat of Arms for the HUNT surname.
If you use one site obviouslty it will come up with the same C.O.A.
My point is, different web sites show different Coats Of Arms. Also read the posting from the OFFICIAL College Of Arms web site.
Again I'll say, it's a con. Don't think that if you have bought a C.O.A. from a site or stall etc., it is YOUR coat of arms for YOUR family.

Replied: 21st Jan 2007 at 00:22

Posted by: dave© (3507)

Coats of Arms, what's the point of them these days? In days of yore, they may have mattered, knights going into battle, etc. they would carry a flag. Most people can find a coat of arms if they want to. They're really meaningless.

Replied: 21st Jan 2007 at 01:40

Posted by: harold (inactive)

Ron wrote

Again I'll say, it's a con. Don't think that if you have bought a C.O.A. from a site or stall etc., it is YOUR coat of arms for YOUR family.

Managed to copy and paste both of them and both come up with the same crest and the same tale for my name.

Replied: 21st Jan 2007 at 07:03

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

Harold,we don't hear from you for yonks and when we do you start sounding like a bloody parrot.
Anyway Dings I suppose that your coat of arms appeals to you but I've got a suspicion that there is something missing and the sign should read "The Three Bells",what was a Magee's house in Bolton,but there are those who know their heraldry better than I and may confirm your claim and if does ring true I will retract my statement.

Replied: 22nd Jan 2007 at 05:22

Posted by: harold (inactive)

Harold,we don't hear from you for yonks and when we do you start sounding like a bloody parrot.
Im only saying what Ive experienced Roy and when I type in my surname into these coat of arms sites they always come up with the same logo and the same tale that surrounds it.

Not that Im bothered like but it dose, if someone else gets a differnt every time that there look out I can only say what they say about mine.

Replied: 22nd Jan 2007 at 06:59

Posted by: dingerbell (147)

Yo Roy, Picked that up in Lancaster Castle 1995 cost me a quid along with a write up on the name---'Load of rubbish'
Surprising though looked the coat of arms up in a few places and they all come up with the same pic. They all must be "Magee Marshall's"Drinkers

Replied: 23rd Jan 2007 at 06:38

 

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