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Question: Asian Family Crests anyone!?
1) An example of an Asian family crest!?!?!? [Don't just give one!.]

2) Is it possible to fuse an 'Asian family crest' and a European one together!?

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Different Asian countries have crests that serve roughly similar functions to badges, crests, and coats of arms in European heraldry!. What they look like depends on the country of origin

Links below provide examples of the Japanese Mon (crest) and a crest honoring the King of Thailand's birthday!.

Each country has its own rules about how crests are designed and who is entitled to use a crest!. Just having the same surname is not enough!. I doubt the individual groups would approve combining an Asian and European crest!. It's their purpose to preserve the original nature of the crests and the authenticated lineage of the users of those crests!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Impaling an Asian mon and a European shield is probably not a good, tradition-based approach!. However, incorporating elements of the mon into the shield design to form a new heraldic coat of arms is possible!. Please be advised though, that in Europe there are no family surname coat of arms or family crests!. In some European countries, cousins can assume arms, but these are not surname family arms, since other cousins of the same name (or cousins in a different locale) may have different arms!.

See link for examples!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

There is no such thing as a family crest!. A crest is merely part of a coat of arms!.

You would have to understand the rules of heraldry of the particular country from which the arms came to know if you are entitled to one at all!.

In European countries, they do not belong to families except perhaps for France and Poland!.
They belong to an individual man!.

See the link below from the British College of Arms!. They grant coats of arms and are the ultimate authority on the subject!. Peddlers on the internet, at shopping malls, in airports, in magazines or who solicit by mail, if what they have is a valid coat of arms, it does not belong to everyone with the same surname even though they sell them that way!. They use the misnomer
"family crest!."


also see the link from the most prestigious genealogical organization in the U!.S!., The National Genealogical Society!.


To display a coat of arms just because it has your surname is usurpation of someone else's identity!. In some countries the owner can bring litigation against you!. Www@QuestionHome@Com

asian familys dont have crestsWww@QuestionHome@Com

whats a crest!?Www@QuestionHome@Com