Rising Coat of Arms
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Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Rising Name
Origins of Rising:
According to the early recordings of the spellings of the surname, this interesting and unique name is listed in many forms such as Rising, Risen, and Risson, and is an English surname. It is geographical from the hamlet called Rising Castle or Wood Rising, both in the district of Norfolk, and both listed as “Risinga” in the popular Domesday Book of 1086. The place names and so the surname acquires from the Olde English pre 7th century “hrising” which means the place by grassland, underwood,” or possibly from the clan name “Risingas,” which means the Risa people. The surname was very early first noted at the start of 13th century. Other first documentations contain Simon de Rising in the Hundred Rolls of Norfolk in 1273, and Roger de Wode Rising in the Feet of Fines of Norfolk in 1286. Documentation from the other remaining parish records of the city of London contain the naming of Margaret Rysying in October 1541, at St. Margaret’s, Westminster, the christening of Christopher Rysinge, in November 1573, at St. Margaret’s, Westminster. The christening of John Rising in June 1587, at St. Dunstan’s in the East. One John Rising (1756 – 1815) was a portrait and subject painter. His paintings were continually displayed at the Royal Academy from 1785 – 1815.
More common variations are: Raising, Reising, Rissing, Riesing, Riising, Risingh, Roising, Riseing, Risinga, Risoing.
The surname Rising first appeared in Norfolk at Castle Rising, a hamlet and local church that is sometime dated back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was noted as Risinga and held at that time by William de Warenne and the priest of Bayeux. Documents of 1254, list the place name as Castel Risinge and perhaps meant “agreement of the family or supporters of a man called Risa,” from the Old English particular name and ingas. The next addition of “castel” which derived to “castle” acquired from the Norman palace that existed there.
The very first recorded spelling of the family was shown to be that of Roger de Rysing, dated about 1228, in the “Premium Rolls of Norfolk.” It was during the time of King Henry III who was known to be the “The Frenchman,” dated 1216 – 1272. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation. It came to be known as Poll Tax in England. Surnames all over the country began to develop, with unique and shocking spelling variations of the original one.
Many of the people with name Rising had moved to Ireland during the 17th century.
United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Rising landed in the United States in three different centuries respectively in the 17th, and 19th. Some of the people with the name Rising who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included James Rising settled in Bermuda in 1635. James Rising at the age of 18, landed in Bermuda in 1635.
The following century saw more Rising surnames arrive. Some of the people with the name Rising who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included D. Rising settled in San Francisco in 1850. D B Rising, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850.
Here is the population distribution of the last name Rising: United States 2,580; Banglath 2,406; England 355; Sweden 276; Germany 134; Canada 96; India 80; Australia 30; Scotland 26; Nomay 26.
The Melbourne Rising is an Australian rugby union team in Melbourne that takes part in the National Rugby Championship (NRC). The team is part of the rugby community in Victoria and organized and handled by the Victorian Rugby Union (VRU), with the managing and training programs used by the Melbourne Rebels stretched to players attending the team from the Rebels, the local Dewar Shield competition, and local Victorian juniors.
John Rising (1756–1815), was an English scenery and subject painter.
Linda Rising was an American writer, professor, and consultant.
Nelson Rising was a famous American businessman.
Pop Rising (1877-1938), was an American Major League Baseball.
Rising Coat of Arms Meaning
The two main devices (symbols) in the Rising blazon are the cross and pelican vulning herself. The two main tinctures (colors) are vert and or.
The deep green colour that is so often observed in heraldry is more properly known as vert. According to Wade, the use of this colour signifies “Hope and Joy”, but may also represent, rather delightfully, “Loyalty in Love” 1The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36. It has other names also, the French call it sinople, perhaps after a town in Asia Minor from where the best green die materials could be found 2A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Vert. More fanciful heralds liked to associate it with the planet venus and the precious stone emerald 3Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 27. More strangely, there is some evidence that the term prasin was anciently used, being the Greek for the vegetable we call the Leek!
Or is the heraldic metal Gold, often shown as a bold, bright yellow colour. It is said to show “Generosity and elevation of the mind” 4The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P35. Later heralds, of a more poetic nature liked to refer to it as Topaz, after the gemstone, and, for obvious reasons associated it with the Sun 5Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53. In drawings without colour it is usually represented by many small dots, or by the letter ‘O’ 6A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P76-77.
No other symbol appearing in heraldry is subject to as much variation as the cross 7Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 47. Mediaeval Europe was a deeply religious and Christian and many of the nobility wanted to show their devotion by adopting the symbol of the cross as part of the arms. In its basic form, the cross is created from two broad bands of colour at right angles covering the whole extent of the shield. It has been subject to all manner of embellishment, and the interested reader is referred to the references, especially Parker’s Heraldic dictionary for many examples of these. 8A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Cross 9A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P106 10A Treatise on Heraldry, J. Woodward, W & A.K Johnston, Edinburgh & London, 1896, P160-173 Suffice it to say that any armiger would be proud to have such an important device as part of their arms.
The pelican is often associated with parenthood and “devoted and self sacrificing charity”. 11The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P77-78 It is almost always shown with its young in their nest (in its piety) or pricking its breast in readiness to feed its young with its own blood (vulning herself. 12A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Pelican