About Us


Have you ever wanted to know the origins of your last name, but don’t know where to start? Have you been looking for your family’s coat of arms?

The Name Tree can help you with your search. They have the largest database of names in the world and specialize in the reproduction and design of family crests, also known as heraldry. 

Owners Peter and Sharon Lootsma are celebrating their 20th year in 2014 and throughout the years, have been providing unique ways to proudly display a family’s heritage and origins.  Among The Name Tree’s unique product lines are “onomastics” the study of the origin and history of family names. Their database includes the evolution of the name, original meaning, original spelling and variations, where they first appeared on a census roll or church record.


Recent Customer Testimonials

  • "Chris and I are very pleased with the name history you made for his parents' 60th wedding anniversary gift. The quality is exceptional and the frame is exquisite. Thank you also for accommodating our last minute request and completing it as quickly as you did."
    Marsha P - Toronto
  • "We received our Double Embroidered Coat of Arms this week and are thrilled with it. Thank you, also, for sending the description of the colours and symbols in the coat of arms and family crest. We have already displayed it over our fireplace and will send a picture soon. Thanks again Jim & Susan"
    Jim & Susan Porter

What our customers say

  • We dropped in to The Name Tree while visiting Niagara On The Lake in November. Not knowing really what the store was all about, Peter explained why there was a Coat of Arms and Family Crest registered to our name and explained our Family History to us. We walked out with a Family History and Coat of Arms for both of our names and with a knowledge now of "heraldry" that we never had before. Thank you, Peter, for being so friendly and knowledgeable. We will tell our family and friends about your store.
    Tom & Leah
  • "Chris and I are very pleased with the name history you made for his parents' 60th wedding anniversary gift. The quality is exceptional and the frame is exquisite. Thank you also for accommodating our last minute request and completing it as quickly as you did."
    Marsha P - Toronto