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Another Coat Of Arms May 15, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Coat of Arms,Coats of Arms,Genealogy,Hart Family — Janet @ 8:55 pm


Hart COA    Coat of Arms for Hart and O’Hairt families


A Work Of Art May 4, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Art works,Artists,Coat of Arms,Genealogy — Janet @ 2:03 pm

Blundell COA  the Blundell Coat of Arms


Coat Of Arms For Ranulph Dacre May 1, 2017

Filed under: Coat of Arms — Janet @ 8:00 pm

Dacre Coat of Arms  I find this very striking

And another Coat of Arms for Joanna Green who lived in Norfolk England, 1535-1589




Coat of Arms January 15, 2017

preston-coat-of-arms  Here is the Preston Coat of Arms.  An interesting art form.

The Prestons appear in my genealogy back in the 14th century.

thornburgh-cofa   Coat of Arms of the Thornburgh family – they appear in my genealogy in the 15th century

tuck-coa    Tuck Coat of Arms      The Tuck name has Scandinavian origins – at last I’ve found a Viking connection in my family tree!

meverell-coa Meverell Coat of Arms


combe-coa   Combe Coat of Arms

montgomery-shield     Montgomery shield

leech-crest   Leech Crest


guy-coa  Guy Coat of Arms

kingsley-coa  Kingsley Coat of Arms

carew-coa  Carew Coat of Arms



Fowler Coat Of Arms May 14, 2016

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Genealogy — Janet @ 2:19 pm

The Fowler Coat of Arms



Surname: Fowler This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is from an occupational name for a bird-catcher or hunter of wild birds. In the medieval period a fowler would have been an important position, and all major houses would have employed one. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th Century “fugelere”, hunter of wild birds. Job-descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the namebearer, and later became hereditary. There are several namebearers listed in the “Dictionary of National Biography”, many being men of the church, the others tending towards innovation, such as John Fowler (1826 – 1864), who invented the steam plough,in 1858 he received a prize from the Royal Agricultural Society for his steam cultivator, and William Fowler (1761 – 1832), an artist, who was said to have introduced lead lines in representing coloured glass. The name reached the New World in the early 17th Century, when it is recorded that one George Fowler, aged 22 yrs., sailed aboard the “Primrose” in July 1635, bound for Virginia. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Richard Fugelere, which was dated 1218, witness in the “Assize Court Rolls of Lancashire”, during the reign of King Henry 11, known as “The Frenchman”, 1216 – 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to “develop” often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

melobutterfly1 originally shared this on 23 Aug 2009


the above was found on the Internet

Genealogy Symbols January 13, 2016

I’m quite fascinated by the various symbols I’m finding in my genealogical searches.  For example:

immigrant ship        English Immigrant  English Immigrant

Immigrant Ancestor Ship 3-1