Kuszaba Coat of Arms

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

First notation: Middle XIII Century. War cry (zawołanie): Iwiczna! Or Kuszaba! W polu srebrnym kamień młyński czarny z paprzycą pośrodku, srebrną. W klejnocie osiem gł"w szczenięcych srebrnych w dw"ch rzędach; u g"ry dwie w prawo, dwie w lewo, na dole jedna w prawo, trzy w lewo. Argent, a millstone proper, Sometimes millstone black or grey. Crest 8 dogs heads argent.

Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Kuszaba Name

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Kuszaba Coat of Arms Meaning

The main device (symbol) in the Kuszaba blazon is the millstone. The main tincture (color) is argent.

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) 1Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53. In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper 2A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11.

Although we expect to find fierce creatures and fearsome weapons depicted in a coat of arms this is not always the case – sometimes simple household objects are used 3A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P281. The ENTRY is a typical example of this. Sometimes these objects were chosen for the familiarity they would have for the obsever, helping them identify the owner, and sometimes they were used because of some association with the owner, or a similarity to the family name. 4Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 100

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1. Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
2. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
3. A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P281
4. Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 100