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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) First notation: 1368 W polu czerwonym, trzy wręby srebrne w słup, zwężające się w d"ł, w klejnocie, p"ł szczenięcia wyżła srebrnego w naczyniu złotym.
2) W polu czerwonym, trzy wręby srebrne w słup, zwężające się w d"ł, pod takimiż jelcami złożonymi w krzyż skośny. w klejnocie, trzy pi"ra strusie srebrne.
3) W polu czerwonym, trzy wręby srebrne w słup, zwężające się w d"ł, pod takimiż klamrami złożonymi w krzyż skośny. w klejnocie, trzy pi"ra strusie srebrne.

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Korczak Coat of Arms Meaning

The main device (symbol) in the Korczak blazon is the bar. The two main tinctures (colors) are gules and argent.

Gules, the heraldic colour red is very popular, sometimes said to represent “Military Fortitude and Magnanimity”1The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36. It is usually abbreviated as gu and in the days before colour printing was shown in a system known as hatching by vertical lines 2Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P52. Although it may look like a French word it is normally pronounced with a hard “g” and may be derived either from the Latin gula (throat) or Arabic gule (rose).3A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P154

Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) 4Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53. In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper 5A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11.

The bar is a thin, horizontal stripe across the centre of the shield 6A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Bar, usually in groups of two or three (any more and there would be confusion with barry, a treatment of horizontal lines of alternating colours). Bars can be a distinctive and easily recognised device, early examples include those awarded by Henry III of England to the family MAUDYT Argent, two bars gules.

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  • Werner Zurek says:

    Korczak. Prefix: Korcz . Karcz , or korz ec, bushel, also toponym Korczyn, Korczyna, and first names Kork, Korcz yn. ak: Bujak, means an adventurer, of buj-, a way of wandering around, ascending, munching, telling lies; Nowak Neumann (from new), Trzeciak (from trzeci, third, third); Cierniak (from ciern, Thorn (city in Poland), also used in connection with the place of birth, eg Belzak, a person from Belz , Podolak, a person from Podolia, also used with names originating from given names: Walczak, Walka’s son, Gierczak (Gertrude’s son) Korcz ak is a Polish coat of arms. It was used by several noble families of Clan Korcz ak in the times of the Kingdom of Poland and the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Mikołaj, a town writer from Krakow, in the years 1421-1426.
    Korczak. In the red field three horizontally overlying, floating, silver rivers, which shorten from top to bottom; Helmet decoration: a golden decorated shell from which a black, left-turned hunting dog half-grows. The three rivers, which are also sometimes called, like even the whole coat of arms, Wreby (Wreby), are also probably shortening from the bottom up, led. About the origin of the coat of arms it is said: In the earliest heathen period a rich and chivalrous Hungary was offered the throne of Hungary; but he struck him out and suggested one of the Kaninus family, who was also chosen to be a Panscher from the front. This circumstance gave rise to the fable that the Hungarians had chosen a dog as their prince. Kaninus was cruel, which is why the mentioned Hungarian knight, paying homage to the people’s spirit, thrust him from the throne and slew him, allowed his corpse to be shown around in the country. He again proposed the paner he offered, but accepted the coat of arms given him by the new Panscher: “a dog in a shell,” as an indication that he had liberated the land from the canine he had proposed. This coat of arms continued his descendants, of which Zoarda was sent by the Huneslord Attila as a sub-field Pan to Italy, which he devastated to Calabria and Puglia, where he built the cities of Katona and Regiona. A descendant of the Zoarda should then have remained in Naples and from him the Karaffa descend, which name was translated into Polish with Korczak. Another descendant of this family and coat of arms, called Czasza, namely Demetrysz de Bozydar, was then given by King Louis of Poland and Hungary in 1375 as an increase in the coat of arms of three rivers, meaning the three main rivers of Hungary, the Danube, Sau and Drava between whom the family not only had vast possessions, but had also rendered many knightly services to the fatherland. This coat of arms carry the:
    Balaban, Bannynski, Barzi, Bedlewicz, Bedlewski, Bible, Bibelsky, Biernacki, Biernaszewski, Biernawski, Bierzawski, Blizinsky, Bohowityn, Boratynski, Bortnowski, Bozydar, Branicki, Brodzki, Khankovsky, Khansky, Khoderovsky, Choinski, Choloniewski, Chotecki, Chryczewski, Chyzewski, Cuper, Czarnkowski, Czaryski, Czasza, Czerniejowski, Czupa, Czurylo, Dabkovsky, Daleszynski, Derevinsky, Dermuz, Derszniak, Deubell, Dobraczewski, Dobraczynski, Dreling, Drochovsky, Drohojewski, Dryniewicz, Drzemlik, Drzewinski, Dziechciewski, Glinski, Gluzinski, Gorajewski, Gorajski, Goralsky, Hanski, Hotowicki, Hornowski, Horodensky, Horodyjski, Horo-dynski, Hoszewski, Hreczyna, Hubicki, Hynko, Ilinicz, lwonia, Jarkowski, Jarmolinsky, Jaroszynski, Yelensky, Jesman, Yevlaszko, Kadlubiski, Kazimirski, Klimkowski, Komar, Komorowski, Konarzewski, Korbut, Korczak, Korczakowski, Korczminski, Korytynski, Kotowicz, Kozieradzki, Krasnodabsky, Krezylowski, Krukiewnicki, Krupski, Krynicki, Krzeczowski, Lachodowski, Leszczynski, Lipski, Luszkowski, Lahodovsky, Laniewski, Lawrynowicz, Luszczewski, Luszczukowski, Luszczynski, Lyszczynski, Malczycki, Melechowicz, Michalewski, Michalski, Mieleszko, Mleczko, Mogolnicki, Morochowski, Myszka, Newelski, Niwicki, Ornowski, Oscislawski, Ostrowski, Oszczyslawski Pelczycki, Ploskonski, Podgolia, Podhorodensky, Portanty, Porwaniecki, Porvinsky, Prochnicki, Prokopowicz, Pruchnicki, Przylupski, Rocimirski, Rynka, Rynkowski, Saczko, Sadlocha, Salomonsky, Saladykovsky, Samplawski, Saporowski, Serebryski, Sielicki, Siennowski, Silz, Silnicki, Siwicki, Skoruta, Sledziewski, Smiotanka, Sobansky, Solomunski, Soltan, Sozanski, Stawski, Strasz, Strus, Struszkiewicz, Sutkowski, Swarzyczewski, Svidlo Swidlowski, Swiezynski, Szerebinski, Szumbarski, Szumlansky, Takiel, Tamanowski, Tankowski, Truchnowski, Truchowski, Tur , Ulczycki, Umiastowski, Varkovsky, Wasiczynski, Wasielkowski, Wasilkowski, Wasiutynski, Wasuczynski, Waszczynski, Wereszczynski, Wesolowski, Wessel, Wie Rzkhovsky, Wolk, Volod, Volodyovsky, Vytyz, Zahorovsky, Zajeczynski, Zaranek, Zborovsky, Zegart, Tsiolkovsky, Zoratynsky, Zoravinsky.
    Deviating from the coat of arms Drohojowski, Szumlanski, Kotowicz, Jelenski, Sielicki, Laniewski, Ulczycki, Swidlo and Daleszynski: as a helmet jewelery only three ostrich feathers, Hornowski: the rivers from the bottom up tapering, on the same a precipitated half moon, helmet jewelry three ostrich feathers, the Dermunt and Siwicki: the rivers are rejuvenated from top to bottom, among them is the Abdank (Abdaniec, Abdanek, Abdank, Avdank, Awdancz, Awdaniec, Białkotka, Biłkotka, Czelejów, Habdaniec, Habdank, Haudaniec, Hawdaniec, Hebdank , Łąkotka, Łękawa, Łękawica, Skuba, Szczedrzyk) Signs, helmet jewelery three ostrich feathers, the Newelski: between the two upper rivers is a fallen crescent, helmet jewelery three ostrich feathers, the Korytynski: the rivers taper from top to bottom, under the same a di the same half-moon, helmet decoration the dog’s head, the Konarzewski: the rivers are obliquely placed, over the same a star, helmet decoration three ostrich feathers, the Strus: the field silver, the coat of arms red. Article: Copyright 2014 by author: Werner Zurek. Image sources: (GNU Wikipedia) Copyright for image sources: (GNU Wikipedia).
    Korczak. In the red field three horizontally overlying, floating, silver river, which shortens from top to bottom; Helmet decoration: a golden decorated shell from which a black, left-turned hunting dog half-grows. The three rivers, which are sometimes called, like the whole coat of arms, Wreby (Wreby), are thus probably shortening from the bottom up, led. In the earliest heathen period a rich and chivalrous Hungary was offered the throne of Hungary; but he struck him out and offered one of the Kaninus family, who was well to be a Panscher from the front. This circumstance gave rise to the fate that the Hungarians had chosen as their prince. Kaninus was cruel, which was Hungarian Knight, paying homage to the people’s spirit, thrusting him from the throne and slew him, allowed his body to be shown around in the country. He again proposed, but accepted, the coat of arms given to him by the new Panscher: “a dog in a shell,” as an indication that he had liberated the land from the canine he had proposed. This coat of arms continued to descendants of which Zoarda was sent by the Huneslord Attila as a sub-field Pan to Italy, which he devastated to Calabria and Puglia, where he built the cities of Katona and Regiona. A descendant of the Zoarda descend in Naples and descend from it to the Karaffa, which translates into Korczak. Another descendant of this family and coat of arms, called Czasza, namely Demetrysz de Bozydar, which was then given by King Louis of Poland and Hungary in 1375 as an increase in the coat of arms of three rivers, meaning the three main rivers of Hungary, the Danube, sow and drava between whom the family had not had vast possessions, but had thus been rendered many knightly services to the fatherland. This coat of arms carries the:
    Balaban, Bannynski, Barzi, Bedlewicz, Bedlewski, Bible, Bibelsky, Biernacki, Biernaszewski, Biernawski, Bierzawski, Blizinsky, Bohowityn, Boratynski, Bortnovsky, Bozydar, Branicki, Brodzki, Khankovsky, Khansky, Khoderovsky, Choinski, Choloniewski, Chotecki, Chryczewski, Chyzewski, Cuper, Czarnkowski, Czaryski, Czasza, Czerniejowski, Czupa, Czurylo, Dabkovsky, Daleszynski, Derevinsky, Dermuz, Derszniak, Deubell, Dobraczewski, Dobraczynski, Dreling, Drochovsky, Drohojewski, Dryniewicz, Drzemlik, Drzewinski, Dziechciewski, Glinsky, Gluzinsky, Gorajewski, Gorajski, Goralsky, Hanski, Hotowicki, Hornowski, Horodensky, Horodysky, Horo-dynski, Hoszewski, Hreczyna, Hubicki, Hynko, Ilinicz, lwonia, Jarkowski, Jarmolinsky, Jaroszynski, Yelensky, Jesman, Yevlaszko, Kadlubiski, Kazimirski, Klimkowski, Komar, Komorowski, Konarzewski, Korbut, Korczak, Korczakowski, Korczminsky, Korytynski, Kotowicz, Kozieradzki, Krasnodabsky, Krezylowski, Krukiewnicki, Krupski, Krynicki, Krzeczowski, Lachodowski, Le szczynski, Lipski, Luszkowski, Lahodovsky, Laniewski, Lawrynowicz, Luszczewski, Luszczukowski, Luszczynski, Lyszczynski, Malczycki, Melechowicz, Michalewski, Michalski, Mieleszko, Mleczko, Mogolnicki, Morochowski, Myszka, Newelski, Niwicki, Ornowski, Oscislawski, Ostrowski, Oszczyslawski Pelczycki , Ploskonski, Podgolia, Podhorodensky, Portanty, Porwaniecki, Porvinsky, Prochnicki, Prokopowicz, Pruchnicki, Przylupski, Rocimirski, Rynka, Rynkowski, Saczko, Sadlocha, Salomitsky, Saladykovsky, Samplawski, Saporovsky, Serebryski, Sielicki, Siennowski, Silz, Silnicki, Siwicki , Skoruta, Sledziewski, Smiotanka, Sobansky, Solomunski, Soltan, Sozanski, Stawski, Strasz, Strus, Struszkiewicz, Sutkowski, Swarzyczewski, Svidlo Swidlowski, Swiezynski, Szerebinski, Szumbarski, Szumlansky, Takiel, Tamanovsky, Tankowski, Truchnowski, Truchowski, Tur Ulczycki, Umiastovsky, Varkovsky, Wasiczynski, Wasielkowski, Wasilkowski, Wasiutynski, Wasuczynski, Waszczynski, Wereszczynski, Wesolowski, Wessel, As Rzk hovsky, Volk, Volod, Volodyovsky, Vytyz, Zahorovsky, Zajeczynsky, Zaranek, Zborovsky, Zegart, Tsiolkovsky, Zoratynsky, Zoravinsky. Drohojowski, Szumlanski, Kotowicz, Jelenski, Sielicki, Laniewski, Ulczycki, Swidlo and Daleszynski: as a helmet jewelery only three ostrich feathers, Hornowski: the river from the bottom up tapering, on the same a precipitated half moon , helmet jewelry three ostrich feathers, the Dermund and Siwicki: the rivers are rebuilt from top to bottom, among them is the Abdank (Abdaniec, Abdanek, Abdank, Avdank, Awdancz, Awdaniec, Białkotka, Biłkotka, Czelejów, Habdaniec, Habdank, Haudaniec , Hawdaniec, Hebdank, Łąkotka, Łękawa, Łękawica, Skuba, Szczedrzyk) Signs, helmet jewel.

  • I read that the Bishop of Luck, Poland… Adolf Piotr Szelazek had the coat of arms from his ancester Joseph Szelazek and was used to seal a dicument in 1809. I am a Szelazek and descended somewhere in the line from the original Lord. I would like to know if this is the actual “herb Korczak” and belonging to the Szelazeks. Our nane doesnt appear in lists.

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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
3. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P154
4. Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
5. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
6. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Bar