The Coat of Arms was initially presented to
Sir John Horner by Queen Elizabeth I. There are three crests given to
the Horner name in England. This is only one of them.
Coat 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 (although still one of identity) serves more
to preserve the traditions that arose from its earlier use.
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 an heraldic artist from information
recorded in ancient heraldic archives. Our research indicates that there
are often times a number of different Coats of Arms recorded for a
specific surname. When possible we select and translate the Coat of Arms
most representative of your surname or its variant for illustration.
The HORNER Coat of Arms hereby illustrated is
officially documented in Rietstap Armorial General. The original
description of the arms (shield) is as follows:
"Blue; a naturally colored stag's antler, placed
vertically on a green knoll, between two silver "4"s, each of
which surmounted by a silver five-pointed star."
Above the shield and helmet is the crest which is
described as: "A naturally colored stag's
antler as in the arms."