Gwilt Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (originally of co. Montgomery, and subsequently of co Surrey, and also of Westminster; granted, 1826, to George and Joseph Gwilt (the latter an architect). The second crest was granted to Joseph Gwilt in 1828. Both crests are derived from the bearings of Smith, of Camden, co. Gloucester). Ar. a lion ramp. sa. on a chief dancettee of the last three saltires couped or. Crest—A dexter cubit arm couped ppr. holding a saltire, as in the arms, surmounted by a fleur-de-lis sa. Second Crest, borne by the Westminster family—On a saltire or, interlaced by two amphisboenae az. langued gu. a rose of the last barbed and seeded ppr.
2) Per pale gu. and az. on a chev. embattled betw. three estoiles or, as many lozenges sa.
3) Per fesse gu. and ar. on a pale engr. erminois betw. four unicorns’ heads erased counterchanged a key sa. betw. two crosses pattee of the first.
4) (originally of co. Montgomery, and subsequently on Icklingham, co. Suffolk). Az. a pale engr. erminois betw four unicorns’ heads erased ar. horned, maned, and tufted or. Crest—From rays of the sun a unicorn’s head, as in the arms, collared gu. ringed or. Another Crest—From a mount vert the sun rising in its splendour ppr. therefrom issuant a unicorn’s head couped sa. armed and crined or, in the mouth a cross pattee fitchee gold.