As a layman when it comes to cryptography, I have recently been asking myself if there was a cryptographic equivalent of a family code of arms. I'm thinking of something asymmetric, that is future proof enough to hand down to another generation and that can be used to maybe access resources. If possible it should also have a graphical representation, similar to a QR code.
Maybe I am totally tapping in the dark, though. If that's the case, please elaborate on why this is a stupid idea.
EDIT: From suggestions, I have come to realize, that I indeed do not know what I am asking about. So here is a clarification: I want the abstract "coat of arms" to be known "publicly". The authority on that would come from documents and physical proof (signatures, pictures of it being shown by members etc.). The goal would be to make it public enough, to give people a hard time convincing someone that theirs is the real deal, when it isn't. As per suggestion from @MaartenBodewes, using a certificate seems like a great idea to reinforce that by adding a central authority. Now here is the difficult part: The abstract "coat of arms" could in my eyes be seen as an abstract lock. One that has one or a finite (reasonable) number of keys. Would it be possible to have something like that, so that one could prove beyond doubt that one had a key to that abstract lock, without exposing the key? So what I'm getting at is: There are two authenticity questions here. One is of the authenticity of the abstract lock and one is of the authenticity of the party trying to prove their membership conncted to that lock. The former can come from CA but the latter can't.
I apologize for the uneducated terminology. Also, I hope this is actually comprehensible. :)