Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Meckenheim Name
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Meckenheim Coat of Arms Meaning
The main device (symbol) in the Meckenheim blazon is the sceptre. 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 .
The Sceptre is to be regarded as the symbol of “Justice”, according to Wade, as it is held in this regard in general usage. It is not often found alone but is sometimes held by human charges or exists in conjunction with a sword, the two crossed in saltire.