COATS OF ARMS|
A Coat Of Arms is an emblem or a device which is
displayed by titled persons, persons of royal blood, and their descendants.
Coats Of Arms were originally used for purposes of identification and recognition on the field of battle as well as in civil life.
It is claimed by some writers that Coats Of Arms, in a crude form, were used by Noah's sons after the flood. There are records of other Coats Of Arms, in one crude form or another, at different periods of ancient history. Heraldry however, as we know it today, did not become of much importance until soon after th invasion of England by William the Conqueror, A.D.1066. Heraldry became of general interest at about the time of the crusades.
The Coats Of Arms illustrated above and on the following pages are representative of the types used by the Brooks, Park and other related families..However, a number of different designs were used by several branches of the families.
In todays modern society, a Coat Of Arms has little significance in The United States, aside from their decorative uses.