|The Coat of Arms is an Heraldic Insignia, emblematic of the
adventures and hopes of a Knight. The favorite emblem of the Knight
became the adopted badge for the family. It was often embroidered
with rich silks and adorned with gems. This emblem was worn on
cloaks, jackets and on armor.
The DAYTON COAT OF ARMS is represented by a basic shield on which there are three AMULETS of red, which is an ornament worn as a charm against evils and inscribed with a magic incantation. The Fesse or band drawn across the center of the shield has a background of red on which three CUPS OF THE FIELD are embroidered. These represent the desire for peace and prosperity. The other markings are for embellishment and beauty of design.