What does it mean if your coat of arms bears a red boar's head?
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Please note that the following descriptions and meanings are gleaned from a variety of sources, some of which disagree on those meanings. The most commonly accepted meanings are given, but scholars vary in the their opinions concerning the reliability of any "commonly held" historic meanings for coats of arms and crests.
For examples of the different positions for heraldic animals, see our "Sample Lions In Heraldry" page.
Even the colors can have special meaning in a "family crest" or coat of arms: