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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

War cry (zawołanie): Nałecz! First notation: 1293 W polu czerwonym pomłość lub nałęczka srebrna. W klejnocie, pomiędzy rogami jelenia – panna w sukni czerwonej, z włosami rozpuszczonymi, złotymi, spowitymi nałęczką srebrną. Dziewczyna trzyma się oburącz rog"w. Labry zdobiące herb są czerwone podbite srebrem.

Origin, Meaning, Family History and Nalecz Coat of Arms and Family Crest

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Nalecz Coat of Arms Meaning

The two main devices (symbols) in the Nalecz blazon are the jewel and deer horn. The two main tinctures (colors) are gules and argent.

Red in heraldry is given the name Gules, sometimes said to be the “martyr’s colour”1. The colour is also associated with Mars, the red planet, and the zodiacal sign Aries 2. Later heralds of a more poetical nature would sometimes refer to the colour as ruby, after the precious stone.3.

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) 4. In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper 5.

A wide variety of inanimate objects 6 appear in coats of arms, so of them still recognisable today, others now rather obscure. The images used are often simplified and stylised, the jewel is a typical case.

Many different forms of the deer, hart, roe-buck and other appear in rolls of arms, though often of similar appearance. The precise choice of animal possibly being a reference to the family name. 7 If there is any symbology intended it is probably that of enjoyment of the hunt, deer in all its form being a popular prey. 8

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References

  • 1 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36
  • 2 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 3 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P77
  • 4 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 5 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
  • 6 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P281
  • 7 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Deer
  • 8 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P30