Repository:House of Names

Repository House of Names
Postal Address Swyrich Corporation
830 Development Drive
Kingston, ON
Canada K7M 5V7
Place Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
Phone 888-468-7686 ext 222 or (613)384-9986 ext 222

House of Names is a retail site for Name history and Coats of Arms prints. is owned and operated by Swyrich Corporation, the industry leaders in Name history, Coats of Arms and heraldic clipart. All of the products sold by were researched and created by Swyrich Corp. Many years of research have resulted in a huge library of histories and Coats of Arms associated surnames from around the world. Our products are researched and written at our head office in Kingston, Canada. Research and revision is on-going. We are proud of the authenticity and accuracy of our products and we stand behind them 100%.

We do not do genealogies of specific family branches. Our histories begin at the first recorded instance of a surname, then follow the surname and all its variations and branches through to the present day.

We do not "Grant" Coats of arms. All our coats of arms are associated with an individual who once bore the surname; generally the oldest known for the name.

We do offer historically interesting, visually pleasing products that have been satisfying our customers for over 25 years.

Our Mission: The House of web site, operated by Swyrich corporation, offers safe, secure, easy to use internet shopping, for a range of custom products, with excellent customer service.

Your source for surname ancient coat of arms and surname histories: House of Names features historically authentic arms prints and histories of last names, that are based on over 41 years of research.

Our coats of arms are drawn as computer images to heraldic standards by artists, based on the blazon of the earliest known arms associated with a surname or one its spelling variants. Our surname history scrolls provide a summary history of a given last name, are over 1,800 words, and are printed on an 11x17 inch parchment paper. The source materials used for our coats of arms and histories were chosen for their reliability and authenticity. Note: 1) The specific individual to whom the original arms was granted normally is generally unknown to us, as this is rarely on record in our source books. 2) Coats of arms are sometimes inaccurately called family crests or code of arms. We sometimes use these terms interchangeable to better serve our customers. 3) Our surname history complements a genealogical search - we do not provide a genealogy of a specific family.

Suitable for any occasion, a name-history is a great gift and conversation piece, which can be proudly displayed in any home. Or use a coat of arms image on your stationary or business cards. Our most popular product, the armorial history, combines our time tested surname history scroll with a full color rendition of the earliest coat of arms once associated with the family name. The scroll-work was beautifully illustrated by a noted artist with a particular concern for heraldic detail in the coats of arms. Over 2 million copies of our surname histories have been sold. We are proud of the authenticity and accuracy of our surname history products and we stand behind them 100%. Secure shopping. BBB Approved.

To preview a surname and coat of arms, type a name in the left-top menu search box, or go to our name search page and type in a surname. You will get an excerpt of the last name origins, see a preview of the coat of arms, and see a variety of coat of arms products you can purchase, such as an anniversary scroll, family tree scroll, plaque, and ceramic plate.

To learn more about surname histories and coats of arms, read our FAQ, explore our surname history/coat of arms knowledge base, review our suggested reading list, or see a list of suggested genealogy and heraldry web sites.