Creating Your Own Crest Design.

If you don't have a Family Crest or want to start a new tradition then why not consider creating something from scratch.

Many cultures don't subscribe to traditional European ways of preserving history and therefore don't have family crests. This doesn't mean that it's not possible creating something that reflects your family values and history.

A crest usually reflects a few elements such as:

History: Something related to the family history

Geographical Location: Perhaps country of origin.

Occupation: Anything from farmer to blacksmith or a more modern occupation.

Dates: Some crests could even include specific dated of importance.

Values: This could include Family, Trustworthiness, Ambitioun, Entrepreneurship etc 

Culture: For example if you're an African then an element reflecting your culture.

WHAT IS A COMBINATION CREST:

We've recently seen a trend where two Family Crests are joined usually through marriage.

We take elements of both family crests and combine them into a brand new coat of arms in many ways signifying a new beginning.

Cost:

An additional design / consultation fee of R500 will be charged where we assist you in the creation of something completely unique.

Elements

of a typical 

Family Crest

Keevy-Family-Crest-coat-of-arms-design.j
THE SURNAME
The Name either appears at the top or bottom of the crest.
THE CREST
Usually an element above the Helm. After the Shield this is the second most important element on a family crest.
THE HELM
This usually has little meaning in the crest and is used at the discretion of the artist.
THE SHIELD
The Shield is the most important part of a family crest and houses the elements most crucial to a families history.
THE SUPPORTERS
Not all crests have Supporters and in some cases it has little meaning. In others the Supporters do carry historical meaning and can add dramatic artistic flair to the crest.
THE ORIGIN
This usually points to the geographical location or origin of a family. It can be a country or reference to a region.