Rankin Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Orchardbead, Scotland, 1672). Gu. three boars’ heads erased ar. betw. a lance issuing out of the dexter base, and a Lochaber axe issuing out of the sinister, both erect of the second. Crest—A lance ar. Motto—Fortiter et vecte.
2) (Perth, 1672). Ar. three boars’ heads couped betw. as many battle axes gu. and in the centre a quatrefoil vert. Crest—A ship ppr. Motto—Providentiâ et virtute.
3) (James Rankin, Esq., of Bryngwyn, co. Hereford, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff 1873, Chief Steward of the city of Hereford, and M.P., only son of Robert Rankin, Esq., of Bromborough Hall, Cheshire). Or, a cinquefoil gu. betw. in chief a hatchet betw. two boars’ heads erased, and in base a boar’s head erased betw. two hatchets all sa. Crest—In front of a cubit arm ppr. holding a hatchet sa. and charged with a cinquefoil gu. a boar’s head erased of the second. Motto—Prudentia et virtute.
4) (Keeper of Lyon Records, 1795). Gu. three boars’ heads erased or, armed and langued ar. on a chief of the third a chev. sa. betw. three mullets of the first. Crest—The sun issuing from behind a cloud ppr. Motto—Virtus prevalent.