Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) Sa. two shank bones in cross ar. that in pale surmounting the one in fesse. Crest—A bone and palm branch in saltire ppr.
2) (Bell Hall, co. York). Same Arms. Crest—A cubit arm erect holding in the hand a shank bone in bend sinister ar.
3) (Peteonly, Scotland). Motto—Vel arte vel marte. Az. a wolf’s head erased or. in chief a crescent ar. Crest—A dexter hand holding a dagger ppr.
Origin, Meaning, Family History and Baines Coat of Arms and Family Crest
The following century saw much more Baines surnames arrive. People of Baines, who came in the 18th century included Andrew Baines sailed to America in the year 1711 and George Baines, who arrived in Maryland, in 1734.
People of Baines who arrived in the 19th century included many people like Henry Baines, who came to New York in 1820. Richard Baines landed in Arkansas in the year 1848. Joseph Baines and Michael Baines arrived in New York in the year 1854.
Some of the Baines people who settled ultimately in Australia in the 19th century included Mary Baines, an English captive from Leicester, who was shifted aboard the ship “Angelina”, on 25 April 1844, settling in Van Diemen’s Land, Australia.
The settlement of Baines family also happened in the 19th century, in New-Zealand. The people who arrived in New-Zealand included Matthew Baines, James Baines, and Caroline Baines, who arrived in Auckland, New-Zealand aboard the ship “African” in the year 1860.
Here is the population distribution of the last name Baines: United States 6,8066; England 9,749; Australia 1,649; Canada 1,240; South Africa 1,041; Wales 519; Germany 403; New Zealand 402; Sri Lanka 326; Brazil 318.
Ajay Baines was a Canadian ice hockey player.
Anthony Baines was an English musicologist,
Chris Baines (1947), was a British farmer, naturalist, television presenter and author.
Edward Baines (1774–1848), was a British paper-operator and politician.
Sir Frank Baines (1877–1933), was an English architect.
Baines Coat of Arms Meaning
The two main devices (symbols) in the Baines blazon are the shank bones and wolf’s head. The three main tinctures (colors) are azure, argent and sable .
Azure is the heraldic colour blue, usually quite a deep, dark shade of the colour (there is a lighter blue that sometimes occurs, known as celestial azure). If colour printing is not available then it can be represented by closely spaced horizontal lines in a scheme known as “hatching” . The word is thought to originate from the Arabic lazura and it represents the colour of the eastern sky. It is also said to be the colour associated by the Catholic Church with the Virgin Mary and hence of particular significance .
Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) . In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper .
Sable, the deep black so often found in Heraldry is believed to named from an animal of the marten family know in the middle ages as a Sabellinœ and noted for its very black fur . In engravings, when colors cannot be shown it is represented as closely spaced horizontal and vertical lines, and appropriately is thus the darkest form of hatching, as this method is known . Although it may seem a sombre tone, and does indeed sometimes denote grief, it is more commonly said to represent Constancy .
The bone brings to heraldry the association with mortality that it holds outside of the subject. The precise part of the body in question is often specified, but no significant difference in meaning can be ascertained. On other occaisions a weak pun seems to be the aim, for bones appear often in the arms of the family BAINES.
The wolf was the symbol of Rome long before the advent of heraldry, and before that was sacred to the ancient Egyptians. In heraldry it is probably more often just as head than the whole animal, but when whole it can be in many different poses. It is found from the earliest instances of arms, but quite often due to a derivative of its French name, loup sharing the initial sound of many family names like LOWE and LOVATT.