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Experts in Surname Meanings and Coats of Arms


Each of our thoroughly researched surname histories includes the place of origin for the surname, variations in spelling, name meaning, early movement of the surname throughout the Middle Ages, famous and infamous namesakes from all periods of history, titles such as knight, baron, earl, and duke held by family members, movement to other countries and a description of the ancient Coats of Arms, Crest and Motto. 

There are currently over 220,000 surname histories for people of English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish origins! Some family histories cover as much as 1,100 years. Check for the availability of your surname.

 The computer generated coats of arms  with crest and motto (if available) for the associated coats of arms of the surname of choice, are  printed on A4 paper with a high quality laser color printer and mailed to you. The coats of arms are individually drawn, using the computer. Please note the finished product is even better quality than the examples shown.


At the Dextercrest web site you will find many interesting items including a collection of genealogy links to help you discover your own family origins, maybe even discovering a long lost relation.

It has been a natural progression for our products to include items of military memorabilia and we invite you to inspect our range at Badge of Pride. We are also major suppliers of Blazer Badges together with Wall Shields.

We also have a site dedicated to items of memorabilia for The Royal Navy.