Gent Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Doddinghurst and Steeple Bumstead, co. Essex). Erm. on a chief indented sa. two eagles displ. or. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a demi eagle displ. erm. (Source: Burke’s)
2) (co. Essex). Erm. on a chief indented az. three eagles displ. or. (Source: Burke’s)
3) (Norton and Muscott. co. Northumberland). Sa. a fesse counter-compony ar. and of the first betw. three lions’ heads erased or. Crest—A demi griffin gu. wings endorsed or, holding a pink (or gillyflower) of the first, stalked and leaved vert. Another Crest—A griffin segreant or, holding in the beak a gillyflower gu. stalked and leaved vert. (Source: Burke’s)
4) (Moyns, co. Essex. In the 15th century the family acquired the estate of Moyns, by the intermarriage of William Gent, living 1468, with Joan, dau. and heiress of William le Moyns. The grandson of this marriage, Baron Gent, of the Court of Exchequer, is described “as a very considerable person in his time, and the glory and ornament of his family”). Erm. a chief indented sa. quartering Moyne, viz., or, a cross engr. sa. a label of three points gu. on each three bezants. Crest—A demi eagle displ. erm. (Source: Burke’s)