Cornwallis Coat of Arms
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Which coat of arms or "family crest" is mine?
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) (Marquess and Earl of Cornwallis, marquessate extinct 1823, earldom 1852). Sa. guttee d’eau on a fesse ar. three Cornish choughs ppr. Crest—On a mount vert a stag lodged reguard. ar. attired or, gorged with a chaplet of laurel vert and vulned on the shoulder gu. Supporters—Two stags ar. attired and gorged as the crest. Motto—Virtus vincit invidiam.
2) (Ireland). Ar. three Cornish choughs sa. Crest—On a mount a hind statant ppr.
Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Cornwallis Name
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Cornwallis Coat of Arms Meaning
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