Genealogy Projects tagged with Heraldry on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Armenis family

    About the Armenis name Origin of the name The surname Armenis has its origin in the ancient Greek patronym attested to by the last male heir apparent to the independent kingdom of ancient Sparta, Armenis son of the Lacedæmonian king Nabis (Grk. Αρμένη ). King Nabis [Reign: 207 BC – 192 BC] was the last ruler under whom the Spartans had been a major power in ancient Greece. Gennaro Grande's...

  • Heraldry - Discovering Your Family Coat of Arms

    It has been discussed many times and a number of people have often wondered: "What IS my family's Coat of Arms?" and "HOW do I find out?" There are a few key points to keep in mind when doing this kind of specialized research.1. If you are Full-Blooded Eskimo, Aborigine, Pygmy, Neanderthal, Iceman, Hobbit (yes, this was an actual human race), Martian, or any other Race, which does not have dire...

  • Garter stall plates gallery

    Garter stall plates are small enamelled brass plates located in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle displaying the names and arms of the Knights of the Garter . Each knight is allotted a stall in St George's Chapel and the stall plate is affixed to his personal stall. His successor knight in that stall adds his own stall plate and thus a fairly complete series of stall plates survives for the su...

  • Naming Conventions for Knights

    Naming Conventions for Knights =Knights and Dames are people who # have been granted a knighthood by a sovereign or# belong to an order of chivalry. These titles are held for life. They are not hereditary. There are also knights who # hold an hereditary title of knighthood.The naming rules in each category are similar but can vary depending on the type of knighthood. This overview simplifies a ...