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Meaning of The Coats of Arms in Your Family


Meaning of the Symbols on the Page Coat of Arms

Red represents military strength and glory.

Black represents constancy and also sadness/mourning.

Yellow represents generosity.

Silver and white represent peace and sincerity.

The griffen shows that the coat of arms is the property of a brave soldier, so extremely brave that he
will dare all dangers, and even death itself, rather than become captive.

The line across the shield, (called an ordinary), represents a military honor.

The dove is a symbol of the soul and of the Holy Spirit. It signifies peace, gentleness and purity. In armory, the dove signifies loving constancy and peace. In heraldry the dove is always depicted with a slight tuft on its head, possibly to distinguish it from a wood-pigeon, which is very much like it. A dove is often shown with an olive branch in its beak, representing the harbinger of good tidings. 
The open-bar style, forward-facing helmet indicates the highest ranks of nobility.

The motto, Spe Labor Levis, means 'The Hope of Light Labor'


Meaning of the Symbols on the Falkner
Coat of Arms

Yellow represents generosity, understanding, respect, virtue, majesty.

Red represents military strength and glory.

Green represents hope and joy.

The falcons represent the profession of falconer and also someone who fiercely goes after what they want.

The Star represents divine quality bestowed by God. May also symbolize the third son.
The star symbolizes honor, achievement and hope. It also symbolizes celestial goodness and one who is noble. In some cases, a star may represent a falling star and denote a divine quality bestowed from above, whereby men "shine in virtue like bright stars on the earth."

The closed helmet represents untitled nobility.

The motto, Vive ut Vivas, means 'Live as You May Live'


Meaning of the Symbols on the Basset
Coat of Arms

Yellow represents generosity, understanding, respect, virtue, majesty.

Red represents military strength and glory.

The open-bar style, forward-facing helmet indicates the highest ranks of nobility.

The Motto, 'Pro Rege et Populae' Means, 'For King and People'

The wavy lines represent the sea or water.

The unicorn represents extreme courage.



Meaning of the Symbols on the Glover
Coat of Arms

Black represents constancy and also sadness/mourning.

Silver and white represent peace and sincerity.

Blue represents loyalty and truth.

Crescents represent someone who has been honored by the King.

The open-bar style, forward-facing helmet indicates the highest ranks of nobility.

The animal at the top is either a cockatrice is the king of serpents, with the head and legs of a cock, the wings of a dragon, and a scaly body, also like a dragon, that ends in a long barbed tail. It is sometimes referred to as a basilisk, of which legends say was produced from an egg laid by a nine-year-old cock, and hatched by a toad on a dunghill. Its breath and sight were so poisonous that they would kill all who came within range. Thus, the cockatrice is a potent symbol of terror to all beholders.

or a dragon, supposed to have a keen sight, which enables it to guard treasures well. It is also said to be the most valiant of creatures; therefore, the dragon is a symbol of a most valiant defender of treasure. Dragons were perceived as powerful, protective, and fearsome, and they were valued for their warlike qualities
The open-bar style, forward-facing helmet indicates the highest ranks of nobility.

The pointed line is a Chevron, which represents the roof of a house. It indicated the rank of the bearer of the coat of arms. The fact that it is ermine, (the dots), is an indication of the dignity of  the bearer.

The Glover motto is, 'Sol Deo Gloria', which means, 'The Glory of God Alone'



Meaning of the Symbols of the Beattie
Coat of Arms
Red represents military strength and glory.

Silver and white represent peace and sincerity.

Blue represents loyalty and truth.

Crescents represent someone who has been honored by the King.

The open-bar style, forward-facing helmet indicates the highest ranks of nobility.

The Motto, 'Lumen Coleste Sequamur' means, 'Let us Follow the Light of Heaven'

The pointed line is a Chevron, which represents the roof of a house. It indicated the rank of the bearer of the coat of arms.

Other versions of the coat of arms have keys, which represent knowledge, guardianship, and dominion, diamonds or lozenges, which  represent noble birth, persuesion, honesty and constancy and a sword, which represents military honor and should incite the bearer to a just and generous pursuit of honor and virtue in warlike deeds. It is also symbolic of liberty and strength. In the Middle Ages, the sword was often used as a symbol of the word of God. The sword (especially borne with flames) is also a symbol of purification.

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