Dugdale Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (co. Lancaster, and Shustock, co. Warwick). Ar. a cross moline gu. in the first quarter a torteau. Crest—A griffin’s head and wings endorsed or.
2) (Sir William Dugdale, Garter King of Arms). Ar. a cross moline gu. surmounted with a garter of St. George ppr. in the dexter chief a torteau, on the centre of the cross a Garter’s coronet or. Crest—A griffin’s head, wings endorsed or, gorged with a like coronet. This augmentation was granted in July, 1698.
3) (William Stratford Dugdale, Esq., of Blyth Hall, co. Warwick, the lineal descendant of Sir William Dugdale, Garter). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. a cross moline gu. in dexter chief a torteau, for Dugdale; 2nd and 3rd, barry of ten ar. and az. a lion ramp. gu., for Stratford. Crests—1st, Dugdale: A griffin’s head and wings endorsed or; 2nd, Stratford: A dexter arm embowed habited ar. the hand ppr. holding a scimitar or. Motto—Pestes patriae pigrities.