THE ILLUSTRATED DIRECTORY OF UK FAMILY CRESTS
The crest is one component of a coat-of-arms, which can be used as a simplified symbol on engraved silverware.
Objects frequently borne as crests include animals, mythological creatures, human figures, hands or arms holding weapons, birds.
In this page is illustrated a selection of crests belonging to English, Irish and Scottish families ordered according to the main subject that characterizes this part of the coat of arms.
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE FAMILIES
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