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

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Norfolk). Ar. a saltire az. Crest—A rat ppr.
2) (Warwickshire). Ar. on a saltire az. betw. four griffins’ heads erased erm. a leopard’s face and four lozenges or.
3) (Warwickshire and Worcestershire, allowed with three quarterings by the Deputies of Camden, Clarenceux, to John Alderford, of Knightwick, co. Worcester, and Salford, co. Warwick, fourth in descent from John Alderford of Salford). Ar. on a saltire az. a tiger’s head erased or.
4) Or, a saltire az.

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References

  • 1 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Azure
  • 2 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36
  • 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 27
  • 6 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P85
  • 7 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 8 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Saltire
  • 9 A Display of Heraldry, J. Guillim, Blome, London, 1679, P63
  • 10 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P164
  • 11 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Griffin
  • 12 Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures…in British Heraldry, J. Vinycomb, Chapman & Hall, London, 1906, P150
  • 13 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Lion
  • 14 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P65