Mackay Coat of Arms
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Which coat of arms or "family crest" is mine?
Choose the design you like best, just your ancestors did when they painted these symbols on the shields they carried into battle and displayed in their homes. These coats of arms are real, historical works of art/culture dating back as far as 1100AD. Most of these designs were compiled and documented by genealogists and heraldists in large books published in the nineteenth century. These arms were owned by individuals who bore your surname, and were passed down through the generations from father to son, earning the monicker "family crest".
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Baron Reay) Az. on a chev. or, betw. three bears’ heads couped ar. muzzled gu. a roebuck’s head erased betw. two hands issuant from the ends of the chev. each holding a dagger all ppr. Crest—A dexter arm from the elbow erect, holding a dagger in pale all ppr. pommel and hilt or. Supporters—A pikeman armed at all points, and a musketeer both ppr. Motto—Manu forti.
2) (Hon. Gen. Alexander Mackay, 1773). As Lord Reay, within a bordure gu.
3) (Holland, 1765; ancestor of the tenth and eleventh Lords Reay). As Lord Reay, within a bordure engr. or. Same Crest and Motto.
4) (London, 1750). As Lord Reay, but the chev. wavy for diff. Same Crest and Motto.
Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Mackay Name
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Mackay Coat of Arms Meaning
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