Been watching too much 'Who Do You Think You Are' lately (Genealogy series). Which set me to go digging through family genealogy. Athey, is, in fact, my real name. I was named after my Grandmother's Maiden name - Lillian Lola Athey. My 10th Generation great-grandfather was Francis Athy, of the Galway Athy tribe (Ireland). His son was Captain George Athy who immigrated to America. Sooooo, I ended up making a 'fancier' version of the family crest, just cuz I'm silly like that (Putting together a bit of a family book - wanted something pretty.)
Reference for the image is taken from a half dozen different heraldry images, then I did vectors for the whole thing (Every damn one of those little 'shading' lines - lol) to get everything consistent. Still tempted to do a texture overlay on the whole thing - not sure if I will or not. If I do and I like it, I may update the image here.
Arms: Checky, argent and gules, on a chevron of the last, three golden etoiles.
Crest: A demi lion rampant.
Motto: Ductus non coactus. (To Be Led But Not Dragged)