Lampen Coat of Arms
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Paderda in Linkinhome, co. Cornwall; showing seven descents before 1620). Ar. on a bend engr. sa. three rams' heads cabossed of the field, attired or. Crest—A ram’s head cabossed ar. attired or.
2) (Lampen and Pardardaye, co. Cornwall; John Lampen, if the latter place, son of John Lampen, of the former. Visit. Cornwall, 1620). Ar. on a chev. engr. sa. three rams' heads cabossed of the first, attired or.
Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Lampen Name
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Lampen Coat of Arms Meaning
The main device (symbol) in the Lampen blazon is the ram. The two main tinctures (colors) are sable and argent.
Sable, the deep black so often found in Heraldry is believed to named from an animal of the marten family know in the middle ages as a Sabellinœ and noted for its very black fur . In engravings, when colors cannot be shown it is represented as closely spaced horizontal and vertical lines, and appropriately is thus the darkest form of hatching, as this method is known . Although it may seem a sombre tone, and does indeed sometimes denote grief, it is more commonly said to represent Constancy .
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 .
Both the Ram and the ram’s head appear in heraldry, depicted in a lifelike aspect. Wade assigns it the meaning of “leader” on account of its role within the flock. Wade quotes Nichols in suggesting that it most resembles the primrose, which “brings good luck to the finder”.