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

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Joseph Henry Butterworth, Esq.). Motto—Per ardua Deo favente. Gu. on a chev. betw. two lions ramp. in chief and in base an eagle displ. with two heads or, three cross crosslets az. Crest—An eagle or, wings elevated erminois, the dexter claw resting on an escocheon az. charged with a cross crosslet gold.
2) (Belfield, co. Lancaster, 1664). Ar. a lion couchant az. betw. four ducal coronets gu.
3) Sa. a cross engr. betw. four plumbs ar. Crest—A sphere resting on a cloud ppr.

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References

  • 1 The Siege of Carlaverock, N. Harris, Nichols & Son, London, 1828, P180
  • 2 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 313
  • 3 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 4 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 27
  • 5 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P85
  • 6 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 7 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 64
  • 8 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P136-141
  • 9 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P184
  • 10 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P138
  • 11 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P350
  • 12 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Crown
  • 13 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 187
  • 14 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 69
  • 15 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P163