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

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1) (Clerkenwell, co. Middleaex; granted 24 Jan. 1761). Ar. a lion ramp. sa. on a chief gu. two seaxes (i.e. Saxon swords) in saltire of the first, hilts and pommels or. Crest—Two lions’ gambs in saltire sa. erased gu. each holding a seax erect as in the arms.
2) (Field-Marshal Sir William Maynard Gomm, G.C.B). Same Arms and Crest. Supporters (granted 1859)—Dexter, an ancient warrior in armour ppr. mantle and surcoat ar. resting the exterior hand on a sword also ppr.; sinister, a female figure vested ar. holding in the dexter hand a passion cross, and in the sinister a book, both or. Motto—Per constanza e speranza.

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LaRoy Saline II commented on 21-Feb-2017
E Merrell Gomm once told me the name ment God fearing in Anglo-Saxon.

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, P52
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  • 4 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Sable
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  • 6 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P35
  • 7 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 64
  • 8 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P136-141