Orchard 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) (co. Devon; Christian Orchard, heiress of the family temp. Henry VI., m. Sir Philip Cary, ancestor of Cary, of Cloveland, in same co. Visit. Devon, 1620). Az. a chev. az. betw. three pears pendant or. Crest—A crow sa.
2) (Hartland Abbey, co. Devon; the sisters and co-heirs of Paul Orchard, Esq., who d. in 1812, m. Morrison and Buck). Same Arms. Crest—Out of a mural crown ppr. a dexter arm couped at the elbow, vested az. adorned with three fleurs-de-lis or, one and two, the cuff turned up erm. holding in the hand also ppr. a pear as in the arms.
Origin, Meaning, Family History and Orchard Coat of Arms and Family Crest
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Orchard Coat of Arms Meaning
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