Paterson Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Dunmure, co. Fife). Ar. three pelicans feeding their young or, in nests vert. Crest—A dexter hand issuing out of a cloud holding a branch of laurel ppr. Motto—Hue tendimus omnes.
2) (Capt. Robert Paterson, brother of Dunmure, 1672). The same with a crescent for diff. Crest—A branch of palm ppr. Motto—Virtute viresco.
3) (Bannockburn, co. Stirling, hart. 1686). Ar. three pelicans vulned gu. on a chief embattled az. as many mullets of the field. Crest—A dexter band holding a quill ppr. Motto—Hinc orior.
4) (John Paterson, Bishop of Boss, and his eldest son John, Bishop of Galloway, 1664). Ar. three pelicans feeding their young or, in nests vert, on a chief az. as many mullets of the field. Motto—Pro rege et grege.
5) (Seafield; second son of the Bishop of Ross, 1672). Ar. three pelicans feeding their young or, in nests vert, on a chief az. a mitre of the second betw. two mullets of the first. Crest—A hand grasping a sword erected ppr. Motto—Pro rege et grege.
6) (Aberdeen; fourth son of the Bishop of Boss, 1672). Ar. three pelicans feeding their young or, in nests vert, in the centre a mitre az. on a chief of the fourth as many mullets of the first. Crest—A pelican’s head couped ppr. Motto—Pro rege et grege.
7) (Castle Huntly, co. Perth). Ar. three pelicans feeding their young in nests ppr. on a chief embattled az. a bezant betw. two stars of the field. Crest—A pelican feeding her young in a nest ppr. Motto—Over the crest, Merui; below the shield, Je meurs pour ceux que j’aime.
8) (London, 1812). Ar. three pelicans ppr. vulned gu. on a chief embattled az. a bear’s head erased or, betw. two mullets of the first. Crest—On a mural crown or, a stag’s head erased ppr. attired gu. gorged with a collar az. and pendent therefrom a man’s heart gu. Motto—Hins orior.
9) (Kinnettles, co. Forfar, 1867). Az. a fess betw. two pelicans in their nests feeding their young in chief, and a pot of lilies in base all ar. Crest—A pelican as in tho arms. Motto—Pro rege et patria.