Discover the fascinating history behind Heraldry Symbols as well as the secret meaning of the colors used on the shield. You will also find out why we have last names and how they came into being. We have compiled a list of the main Heraldic Symbols and their meanings. "Imagine being able to display the Coat of Arms for your Family Name, faithfully reproduced to appear as it did centuries ago!" This dynamic symbol has been called the "logo of the family". Display the Coat of Arms for all to see the pride of your family. There are literally hundreds of different symbols (or charges) that can appear on coats of arms. The colors that are chosen and even the shape of the shield itself can have significance for the Family, Clan or Sept that was to bear the arms.