The coat of arms of the MARES family is a Crusaders coat having a field of green with a beautiful gold band across it. In heraldic records, the band is a very high honor. The band, placed diagonally across the shield from upper corner to lower side is the symbol of the shoulder band or strap worn by the Christian Crusader Knight. The king, through his heraldic artist, gave this honor only to those who had fought in the holy wars against the Moors. The color green was also a sacred color. brought back by the crusaders from the Orient. The green meant hope,honor,courtesy, the homeland possesion, abundance, and respect for the prince. The background or field of the coat carried great meaning, too. Gold was the color of justice, mercy, knighthood, generosity, purity, prosperity, and steadfastness in danger. In the days of Spanish chivalry, MARES was a name known for great gallantry, justice for the needy, and for unequalled service to God and country.
Vicente y Cardenas, Repertorio de Blazones, Madrid. This is actually the only Mares Coat of arms there is no other.
NOTE: 99% OF THE 700 MARES LISTINGS IN THE PHONE BOOK OF SPAIN ARE IN THE CATALAN REGION.