The Eiland Family Coat of Arms
(as researched by Tyrrell J. Eiland)
Coats of Arms were developed in the Middle Ages as a means of identifying warriors in battle and tournaments. The present function of the Coat of Arms serves more to preserve the traditions that arose from its earlier use and to display family pride and heritage. A family coat of arms also stands as a formal identifyer for all members of family or clan. The Eiland family is no different. Heraldic artists of old developed their own unique language to describe an individual Coat of Arms.
The Coat of Arms illustrated herein was drawn by a heraldic artist from information recorded in ancient heraldic archives. Research indicates that there are often times a number of different Coats of Arms recorded for a specific surname, fortunately for the Eiland clan there is only one official coat of arms designed for official use.
The Eiland Coat of Arms is hereby illustrated in the traditional language of Heraldry:
The Arms (Shield) would be described as:
“Argent; on a wavy champagne Azure A Mount Vert, surmounted by a rose divided vertically gules and argent.” When translated the Blazon also describes the original colors of the Eiland Arms as:
“Silver, on a Blue Wavy Lower Third, A Green Mound, Surmounted By a Rose Divided Vertically Red and Silver.”