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

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Baron Cranstoun; extinct or dormant 28 Sept. 1869). Motto—Thou shalt want ere I want. Gu. three cranes ar. Crest—A crane roosting with its head under its wing and holding up a stone with its right foot all ppr. Supporters—Dexter, a lady richly attired, upper vestment gu. under or, holding out in her right hand a branch of strawberries ppr.; sinister, a stag all ppr.
2) (Mockrie, Scotland). Motto—I desire not to want. Gu. three cranes ar. within a bordure invecked of the second. Crest—A crane’s head erased ppr.
3) (Samuel C. Cranstoun, Governor of Rhode Island 1724). Mottto—Dum vigilo curo. Gu. three cranes within a bordure embattled ar. Crest—A crane pass. ar.
4) (Corehouse, co. Lanark). Quarterly, 1st and and 4th, gu. three cranes ar.; 2nd and 3rd, or, three crescents gu., for Edmondstoune. Crest and Motto, as Lord Cranstoun.

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References

  • 1 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36
  • 2 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 3 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P77
  • 4 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 5 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
  • 6 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P233
  • 7 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P164
  • 8 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P78
  • 9 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Bordure
  • 10 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P40