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Design Questionnaire


The U. S. Heraldic Registry is happy to assist you with creating an original heraldic design, taking your ideas and collaborating with you through multiple drafts to a finished product. The design process includes a series of "brainstorm thumbnails" based on your initial ideas. At the end of the iterative design process, which may take several weeks, you will receive a computer drawing of your heraldic design and a certificate of registration.

The Registry favors the customs of design found mainly in the German-Nordic heraldic tradition of burgher arms (i.e. arms of common citizens). This tradition, in contrast with post-medieval Gallo-British and Latin heraldry, places greater emphasizes on stylistic simplicity and eschews external ornamentation and symbols of nobility.

The Registry will:

(a) help you design your coat of arms,
(b) draw your coat of arms,
(c) write your blazon,
(d) provide you with an unique registration number,
(e) add the blazon and USHR artwork to the on-line roll of arms, and
(f) send you a Registration Certificate.

To start this process, please complete the below form to help with first drafts. Do not aim for completeness; fill in only those items you think might be used symbolically in your coat of arms. This information is not stored online.


Requestor's information

(Your contact information)
*Full name:* = Required
Prefix
First
Middle
Last
Suffix
*Email:
Phone:
Address:
*Citizenship:

Armiger's information

Please select:

*Full name:
Prefix:
First:
Middle:
Last:
Suffix:
*Citizenship:
*Organization/Institution:
Name:
*Country:

Design Information

 Meaning of surname:
 Country of origin of surname:
 Profession:
 Spouse's father's surname:
 City and state of your birth:
 Consuming hobby:
 Religious or philosophical affiliation/identity:
 Academic achievement:
 Professional achievement:
 Civilian or military service:
 Significant event in your life or ancestor's life:
 Important ancestral story or lore:
 Paternal ancestry, countries, counties, cities of origin:
 Maternal ancestry, countries, counties, cities of origin:
 Favorite or meaningful colors:
 What do you want people to remember you for?
 Symbols used by family in past:
(cattle brand, housemark, clan badge, etc.)
 Links to pictures of other coats of arms you admire:
 

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