Emerging from the 16th century and out of medieval knighthood, Coats of Arms (typically Armorial) were used by members in high economic, social, or lordship/gentleman status. Granted to them by governing parties, each coat of arms identified the individual and their accomplishments. Occasionally, the design was permitted to be passed down through subsequent generations, allowing the honor and family name to be tracked throughout time. Typically, the design itself contained representations of the owner’s heraldic roots, geological location, accomplishments, honors, and overall identity through chosen, traditional elements such as the well-known shield, crest, and helm. Re-worked symbols like the crown, helmet, lion and motto were also common and remain so today.