Sanford Coat of Arms
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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) (Nynehead Court, Wellington, co. Somerset). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, az. three bars wavy ar., for Sanford; 2nd, ar. a chev. betw. three martlets sa; 3rd, ar. three ashen keys ppr. betw. two chevronels sa., for Ayshford. Crest—A martlet ppr. Motto—Ferme en foy.
2) (Milverton, co. Somerset; Bartholomew Sanford, eldest son of John Sanford, Esq., of Milverton, who was great-grandson of Hugh Sanford, Esq., of Milverton. Visit. London, 1568). Ar. a chev. betw. three doves sa. beaked and legged gu.
3) (London; Edward Sanford, citizen and merchant tailor, of London, fifth son of John Sanford, Esq., of Milverton. Visit. London, 1568). Same Arms, an annulet or, for diff.
4) (Howgill-Castle, Westmoreland, and Wisbeach, in the Isle of Ely). Per chev. sa. and erm. in chief, two boars' heads, couped, or.-Crest, out of a ducal coronet gu. a boar's head and neck or.
5) Ar. a chief gu.
Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Sanford Name
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Sanford Coat of Arms Meaning
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