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Origin, Meaning, Family History and Abercromby Coat of Arms and Family Crest

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (of that Ilk, co. Banff). Motto—Tace. Ar. a chev. gu. betw. three boars’ heads erased az. Crest—An oak tree acomed on a mount ppr.
2) (Tullibody co. Clackmannan). Ar. a chev. indent. gu. betw. three boars’ heads erased az. armed and langued or, in the middle chief point a crescent vert.
3) (Fetternier, a scion of Birkenbog, created in 1685, Lord Glassfoord). Motto—In cruce salus. Ar. a chev. engr. gu. betw. three boars’ heads erased az. Crest—A cross crosslet fitchee or.
4) (Glasshaugh). Motto—Vive ut vivas. Ar. a chev. indented gu. betw. three boars’ heads erased az. Crest—A bee volant ppr.
5) (South Carolina, 1778). Motto—In cruce salus. Ar. on a chev. gu. betw. three boars’ heads erased az. langued of the field an antique crown or. Crest—A cross Calvary gu.

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References

  • 1 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 26
  • 2 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P150
  • 3 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36
  • 4 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P52
  • 5 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P154
  • 6 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 7 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
  • 8 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 72
  • 9 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Boar
  • 10 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P67
  • 11 A Display of Heraldry, J. Guillim, Blome, London, 1679, (various)
  • 12 The Pursuivant of Arms, J. R. Planche, Hardwicke, London 1859
  • 13 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P45
  • 14 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P204
  • 15 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Dog
  • 16 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P69