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

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Beaurepayre, co. Hants). Sa. a lion ramp. guard. or. Crest: A Moor’s head couped at the shoulders radiated as the sun or.
2) (from the official seal of William Brocas, Esq., of Beaurepaire, High Sheriff co. Hants, 4 Henry V., 1416). (Lord Mayor of London, 1730). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, sa. a lion ramp. guard. or; 2nd and 3rd, sa. two lions pass. guard. or, for Roches.

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References

  • 1 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Sable
  • 2 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 26
  • 3 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P35
  • 4 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P35
  • 5 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 6 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P76-77
  • 7 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P172
  • 8 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 63
  • 9 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P140
  • 10 A Treatise on Heraldry, J. Woodward, W & A.K Johnston, Edinburgh & London, 1896, P45
  • 11 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P60
  • 12 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P93
  • 13 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Head