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.
Origin, Meaning, Family History and Korczak Coat of Arms and Family Crest
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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”. It is usually abbreviated as gu and in the days before colour printing was shown in a system known as hatching by vertical lines . 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).
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) . In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper .
The bar is a thin, horizontal stripe across the centre of the shield , 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.