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

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Findourie, Scotland). Motto—Interna proestant. Az. a crescent betw. three stars within a bordure ar. Crest—A peacock ppr.
2) (Catherlan). Motto—Sit laus Deo. Az. a crescent betw. three stars within a bordure ar. charged with eight cinquefoils of the first. Crest—A peacock’s head couped ppr. charged with a mullet or.
3) (Montrose, 1685). Motto—lnnocue ac provide. Az. a crescent betw. three stars ar. all within a bordure indented and quartered of the second and first. Crest—A dove within an adder disposed orleways.
4) (Viscount Arbuthnot). Motto—Laus Deo. Az. a crescent betw. three stars ar. Crest—A peacock’s head couped ppr. beaked or. Supporters—Two dragons wings expanded and tails nowed vert vomiting flames of fire ppr.
5) (Weymouth, 1685). Motto—Fluctuo sed affluo. Az. a crescent betw. three stars ar. a bordure wavy of the last. Crest—A ship under sail ppr.
6) (Dr. James Arbuthnot, grandson of 2nd Viscount Arbuthnot). Mottoes—Deus me austentat. Laus Deo. Az. a crescent betw. three stars ar. within a bordure crenelle or. Crest—A peacock’s head couped ppr.
7) (Fiddes, co. Kincardine). Motto—Tam interna quam externa. Az. a crescent betw. three stars within an orle of eight frazes ar. Crest—A peacock pass. ppr.
8) (Sir William Arbuthnot, Bart., Lord Provost of Edinburgh in 1822). Motto—Innocent and true. Az. a crescent betw. three mullets ar. within a bordure or. charged with as many boars’ heads erased gu. Crest: A peacock’s head ppr. Supporters— Dexter, a wyvern with wings expanded and tail nowed vert spouting out fire; sinister, a greyhound ppr. collared gu. Ieashed or.
9) Az. a crescent betw. three stars ar. Within an orle of eight frazes of the last.

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References

  • 1 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 2 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
  • 3 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 27
  • 4 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P85
  • 5 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 6 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 97
  • 7 A Display of Heraldry, J. Guillim, Blome, London, 1679, P107
  • 8 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P105
  • 9 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P146
  • 10 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Moon
  • 11 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P106
  • 12 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P233
  • 13 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Peacock
  • 14 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P77