Cathcart Coat of Arms
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Choose the design you like best, just your ancestors did when they painted these symbols on the shields they carried into battle and displayed in their homes. These coats of arms are real, historical works of art/culture dating back as far as 1100AD. Most of these designs were compiled and documented by genealogists and heraldists in large books published in the nineteenth century. These arms were owned by individuals who bore your surname, and were passed down through the generations from father to son, earning the monicker "family crest".
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Earl Cathcart). Az. three crosses crosslet fitchee issuing out of as many crescents ar. Crest—A dexter hand couped above the wrist and erect ppr. grasping a crescent as in the arms. Supportert—Two parrots ppr. Motto—I hope to speed.
2) (Carleton, co. Ayr, bart., 1703). Az. a human heart or, betw. three crosses crosslet fitchee, issuing out of as many crescents ar. Crest—A dexter hand holding up a heart royally crowned all ppr. Motto—By faith we are saved.
3) (Carbiston, co. Ayr.). The same Arms, with the heart in the collar point ensigned with an imperial crown ppr.
4) (Knockdolian, co. Ayr). Az. three cross crosslets fitchee issuing out of as many crescents ar. in chief a man's heart gu. ensigned with an imperial crown ppr. Crest—A dexter hand couped at the wrist issuing out of a wreath holding up a crescent ar. Motto—I hope to speed.
Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Cathcart Name
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Cathcart Coat of Arms Meaning
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