Have you ever wondered where your surname came from – but didn’t know whom to ask? Or are you looking for that perfect, unique gift for the person who already has everything?

European Name Histories is dedicated to helping you find them.

By searching our database you could reveal the true origin of your surname, along with the original, first registered Coat of Arms, and a detailed 1,800-word history of the name over the past 1000 years.

For those looking for that extra special gift to really show off a Coat of Arms, we also craft Wall Plaques, Embroideries, Hand Painted Family Maps and Anniversary Prints, all of which are available to purchase here.

We love to hear from you, our customers, so please feel free to contact us or even better, leave a review!


Visit our shop in Edinburgh where you can find your surname history AND purchase a sword!

We are currently the largest armoury retailing in Scotland, stocking well-known swords from Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and more!