Heraldry and coat of arms are used for remembering the past, which can bring a new awareness to the present, and they are a standard of noble and/or knightly behavior. Heraldry and coat of arms are very important to understanding history! For example, the Glidden family did not erase their families’ past, rather they linked […]Read more "Conclusion: Heraldry and Coat of Arms"
The second Glidden coat of arms is presented on a piece of paper that is in a frame (see image 3). It depicts a shield below a blue and silver or white knight helmet. On top of the knight helmet, is a wreath with alternating colors gold and blue. Situated above the knight helmet, is […]Read more "Glidden Coat of Arms Part 2"
There are two different but similar Glidden coat of arms. Based on the shape of the shields in the two Glidden coat of arms they date from the late 12th century to the early 15th century. The first Glidden coat of arms is presented on a wooden plaque (see image 2). It depicts a shield, […]Read more "Glidden Coat of Arms Part 1"
A man’s coat of arms could create a pictorial family tree that contained the coat of arms of each family from whom he inherited it. When a woman marries she loses the distinction of her father’s coat of arms; she is expected to place her family coat of arms alongside those of her husband’s, that is, […]Read more "Impaling or Combining Coat of Arms"
The development of the coat of arms created an ideal symbol to confirm the idea of a stable, ancient and exclusive bloodline. Coat of arms have been associated predominantly with Europeans and they are recorded in heraldic archives. The symbols used in coat of arms are meant to represent the achievements of the person, countries, […]Read more "Heraldry and Coat of Arms Part 2"
Heraldry was developed as a means of identifying an individual. Heraldry can strengthen family ties and family pride, which enriches our life and strengthens our community. Heraldry is associated with coat of arms, because of the role the herald plays in recording the blazons. Blazons are used to describe the textual description of the coat […]Read more "Heraldry and Coat of Arms Part 1"
Heraldry and coat of arms are very important to understanding family history, because they are used for remembering the past, which can bring a new awareness to the present, and they are a standard of noble and/or knightly behavior. In America, most ancestors had the pioneer spirit, because they left their homes in other countries […]Read more "Heraldry in America"