Alston Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Elmdon Hall, co. Warwick). Az. ten estoiles or, four, three, two, and one, on a chief ar. a crescent reversed gu. between two boars’ beads sa. Crest—A demi eagle, wings displayed or, on each wing a crescent reversed gu. Motto—In altum.
2) (Saxham Hall, Suffolk, and Odell, co. Beds, Extinct Baronet). (Edwardston, Suffolk, and Chelsea, Middlesex, descended from a second son of the Alstons of Saxham Hall; Sir Joseph Alston, of Chelsea, younger brother of Sir Edward Alston, Knt., M.D., President of the College of Physicians, was created a baronet in 1681). Az. ten estoiles or, four, three, two, and one. Crest—Out of a crescent ar. an etoile or. Motto—lmmotus.
3) (Westertown, co. Dumbarton, 1792). Az. a unicorn’s head erased in chief ar. maned and horned or, and a cross moline of the second in base betw. ten stars, four, three, two, and one, of the third. Crest—A demi eagle rising ppr. Motto—Sursum.
4) (John Alston, Banker, Glasgow, 1816). Az. ten stars of six points, four, three, two, and one, or. Crest—A demi eagle rising ppr. Motto—In altum.
5) (Craighead, co. Lanark, 1869). The same within a bordure ar. Same Crest and Motto.
6) (Stockbriggs, co. Lanark, 1872). Az. ten stars of six points, four, three, two, and one or, a bordure of the last charged with three fleurs-de-lis gu. Crest—A demi eagle rising ppr. on each wing a crescent reversed gu. Motto—In altum.
7) Alston-Stewart (Urrard, co. Perth, 1830). Coupe one, parti two: 1st and 6th, az. ten stars, four, three, two, and one or, a bordure embattled gu., for Alston; 2nd, or, a fess checquy ar. and az. surmounted of a lion ramp. gu. a bordure of the last; 3rd, az. three garbs or; 4th, ar. a bend az. charged with three buckles or; the last three quarterings for Stewart of Urrard; 5th, gyronny of eight or and sa., for Campbell.
8) Az. ten etoiles or, on a chief ar. a crescent reversed gu. betw. two boars’ heads couped sa. Crest—A demi eagle with wings expanded and inverted ppr. on each wing a crescent reversed gu. Motto—In altum.
9) Gu. three sea-urchins in pale ar.