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

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (that Ilk, Fifeshire). Ar. a broken spear bendways betw. two mullets az.
2) (Brianstown, co. Longford). Motto—Dum spiro spero. Ar. a broken spear bendwise betw. two spur rowels of six points az. pierced of the field. Another coat—Ar. two spur rowels in chief pierced of the field and a spear’s head in base az. Crest—An arm embowed in armour holding a broken spear, the arm ppr. the lance az.

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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 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 4 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
  • 5 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 97
  • 6 A Display of Heraldry, J. Guillim, Blome, London, 1679, P107
  • 7 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P105
  • 8 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 89
  • 9 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P111
  • 10 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Spear