To anyone who has some knowledge of Scottish and English family crests was it common practice to have a two headed eagle on coats of arms in Scotland? Is the below a lot of wishful thinking or/and have my older family members been misinformed. A lot of hard work has been claimed which I believe but I think a lot of barking up the wrong tree has occurred. Family Crests: Recently we have just come across our family crest with the correct spelling of our name. It always became frustrating as there are so many variations of our name so this was a lovely surprise. It has a double headed Eagle on it. The Double-headed eagle is very significant this goes back to the Byzantines where one head looks towards Rome and the other to Byzantine. Also it was the symbol of the Holy Roman Empire and when this Empire fell the Saxons came to Briton and these also appear on some Saxon Coats of Arms. As best as some of the older family could find out before the (My family name) Saxons were amongst some of the more aggressive Saxon tribes and were given the land both sides of Hadrianâs Wall to keep any southward incursions at bay. When the crusades started and the jocks came back with all their heroic blood and guts stories the Saxons became very jealous because under Anglo Saxon law the kings men had to stay in the country so they (My family name) affiliated themselves to the Gordon clan and went crusading. Is there any truth in any of the above?