Family coat of arms as a symbol of the family
The Middle Ages are one of the most unique epochs in world history. It was at this time that a lot of new traditions appeared, which since then have been sacredly observed by a large number of noble families. In particular, it is about the custom to create unique heraldic symbols for representatives of the higher strata of society. Since then, family emblems began to occupy a special place in the symbolism of every noble family.
Such heraldic emblems had a special meaning. They described the character traits of family members, social status, financial status and merit of the family before the fatherland. In Russia, family coats of arms appeared only at the end of the 17th century under the reign of Peter I, who borrowed this tradition from European states.
Family crests were exceptionally rich and noble members of society. Such a generic symbol was created in several stages. The first of these was the verification of the merits of the family before the state, valid and officially confirmed by written documents. Accordingly, the genus, which did not have such merit, could not have its own coat of arms. The second stage is the development of the family logo. This is a very important step in creating a family symbol. In the future, the image should harmoniously combine several basic elements established by heraldic science. The central element of any coat of arms is a shield. He was always located in the center of the emblem and symbolized the strength and power of the family, the ability to defend their interests. Above the shield, the knight's helmet must have been depicted, which is the courage and courage of the family. An integral part of any such family symbol were decorations in the background - various curls and patterns, as well as a ribbon with a motto under the shield.
Family crests, among other nuances, were created with the help of the primary colors: red, gold, blue and white. In heraldry, red color has several interpretations. This, on the one hand, is some rebelliousness, revolutionary spirit and radical views of the members of the family. On the other hand, red color can symbolize temperament and passion.
Golden is another color in which emblems were often painted. Family emblems of this color are a reflection of the wealth and nobility of the family, its greatness.
Blue has a lot of different meanings. It symbolizes both honesty, and sincerity, and glory, and the greatness of its owners. Thanks to this multifaceted interpretation, all shades of blue are so popular for creating a family symbol.
The family coat of arms, in which there is white color, speak of honesty, justice and wisdom of the family, as well as the purity and integrity of its representatives.
After the relatives were identified with the color scheme and the components of the emblem, the coat of arms was sent to the authorities for approval. After this procedure, the process of working on it was completed.
Today it is much easier, than in the Middle Ages, to create family arms. Pictures of such characters, of which there are many, can be an excellent source of inspiration. So, every modern person can turn to the heraldic society, where he will be helped to create this family emblem.