Heraldic symbols have been a thing among nobility since the Middle Ages, with many existing coats of arms dating back centuries. But more wealthy people outside of Europe are now looking to create their own new coat of arms to put on yachts or personal stationery.
An article by Dominic-Madori Davis in the Business Insider web site describes the method of obtaining legitimate coats of arms that are personalized for you. These are not the fakes that you can purchase for a few dollars (or pounds or euros) from the “bucket shops” that deal in “The History of Your Family Name” that are for coats or arms that have nothing to do with your ancestors. Instead, these are legitimate coats of arms. See Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms for an explanation of who can legally. issue coats of arms.
Author Davis writes: