Gloucester 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) (co. Gloucester). Ar. three lions gu. a bordure engr. az.
2) Gu. two bends or.
3) Gu. three fishes haurient ar.
4) Gu. a cross chequy or and sa.
5) Az. a fesse ar. in chief two leopards' faces or, in base a fish hauriant of the second.
6) (Car Colston, co. Nottingham). Sa. a chev. betw. two martlets in chief and a cross botonnee fitchee in base ar.
Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Gloucester Name
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Gloucester Coat of Arms Meaning
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