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. . . that the word "heraldry" is derived from the German "heer" which means a host, an army? The term blason by which the science of heraldry is denoted in French, English, Italian and German, is probably derived from the German word "blazon" which means to blow the horn. This knowledge of various symbols was called Heraldry, and as the announcement was accompanied by the sound of the trumpet, it was termed "blazoning the arms."

Source: Coat of Arms




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