The Wall of Shields
(and Coats of Arms and Seals)
The following are some of the Shields, Coats of Arms and Seals I have encountered while researching my ancestry.
~ James "Jamie" Arthur Johnson
"Virtue the Reward of Bravery"
Skeen comes from Scottish sgian, a dagger the ancestor used to save the king from a wolf. Skeen/(De) Skene Ancestry
Clan Skene Crest:
Virtutis Regia Merces
"A palace the reward of bravery"
Clan Skene Ancestry
This Propst line is of German (Saxony/Bavaria) origin, not Swiss origin. The name is derived from probst, a provost of a Roman Catholic Church diocese (in Germany). Propst Ancestry
Granted to Rexrode or von-Rexrode from Wanfried in Hesse of southwestern Germany between Thuringia and the Rhine River. Rexrode/Rexroad/Rexroth/Recksrodt Ancestry
Rexrode is derived from a village mentioned in 1337 as Reystras and in 1490 as Rexraide though a legend says this family made weapons and armor for Otto the Red, hence the Latin Rex for "king" paired with the old German roth for "red." Rexrode/Rexroad/Rexroth/Recksrodt Ancestry
Another version of the von-Recksrodt/Reckerodt/Rexrode/Rexroad Shield
Eye is likely German in origin, seen also as Au, Auge, Awe and Owie.
The Bruce Clan is that of my ancestor Robert the Bruce (King Robert I of Scotland). Its motto Fuímus means "We have been."
Veritas vincit - "Truth Conquers."
The English Johnson Coat of Arms. My Johnson line appears to have origins in southern and central England.
The Early Johnsons
See note regarding Cranford shields.
The arms of the Maules of Panmure are distiguished from those of the French family by the border being partitioned and the charges counterchanged. The number of escallops was eight in the arms of Sir William De Maule drawn ca.1296, but nine by his son Sir Henry ca. 1320.
De Maule Ancestry
Gilleberti Filii Gilleberti Sigilum Comitis
"Gilbert son of Gilbert Earl Seal"
Gilbert fitz Gilbert de Clare "Strongbow",
1st Earl of Pembroke
Richard de Clare "Strongbow" seal
2nd Earl of Pembroke, conqueror of Ireland and Justice of Ireland, son of Gilbert fitz Gilbert de Clare
de Clare "Strongbow" Ancestry
Seal of King Robert II of France, "The Pious" (le Pieux) or "The Wise" (le Sage)
Ukrainian coin depicting Sviatoslav I of Kiev
Coin of King Olaf of Sweden
Olof Skötkonung (may have been known as Olaf Eriksson, though it this is not reliably referenced)
Wida Sigillum Hedwigis "Wida Seal of Hedwig"
Hedwiga (Hathui of Babenberg), Hedwig, Gemahlin Heinrich X. (wife of Henry X; she was his widow), Vogt von Weida, wife of Otto I (Duke of Saxony), mother of Henry the Fowler
Seal of Henry the Fowler, son of Otto I and Hedwiga, from a document dated 30 March 925 with the words Heinricus Rex "Henry King,"
Duke of Saxony from 912 and the King of Germany from 919 until his death in 936.
Carolingians: Henry the Fowler
by my daughter Leona
The shield; you will fight for me.
I chose the tree; you help me to grow.
A star for you are the third-born son.
The helmet; you are my knight in
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