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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

First notation: 1352 W pas, w polu złotym pół orła czarnego, w polu czerwonym, trzy kamienie złote. Klejnot: pół orła czarnego. Labry: Czerwone, podbite złotem.

Origin, Meaning, Family History and Sulima Coat of Arms and Family Crest

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Sulima Coat of Arms Meaning

The main device (symbol) in the Sulima blazon is the eagle. The three main tinctures (colors) are or, gules and sable .

The bright yellow colour frequently found in coats of arms is known to heralds as Or, or sometimes simply as Gold.1. Along with, argent, or silver it forms the two “metals” of heraldry – one of the guidelines of heraldic design is that silver objects should not be placed upon gold fields and vice versa 2. The yellow colour is often associated with the Sun, and the zodiacal sign of Leo.3.

The bold red colour on a heraldic shield is known as gules. It has a long history within heraldry, it is known that one of those who besieged the scottish castle of Carlaverock in 1300 was the French knight Euremions de la Brette who had as his arms a simple red shield.4. The word gules is thought to come from the Arabic gule, or “red rose” 5. Later writers associated it with the precious stone ruby and the metal iron 6, perhaps because of the red glow of iron in the heat of the blacksmith’s forge.

Sable, the deep black so often found in Heraldry is believed to named from an animal of the marten family know in the middle ages as a Sabellinœ and noted for its very black fur 7. In engravings, when colors cannot be shown it is represented as closely spaced horizontal and vertical lines, and appropriately is thus the darkest form of hatching, as this method is known 8. Although it may seem a sombre tone, and does indeed sometimes denote grief, it is more commonly said to represent Constancy 9.

Where the lion is undisputed king of the animals, the eagle undoubtedly plays the same role in the realm of the birds, its use in this form dating back to at least the Roman period 10. They tend to be illustrated in quite some detail, especially in continental European arms, and have almost as wide variety of postures and accessories as the lion, well illustrated in the reference 11 as well as being just the eagle’s head or eagle’s leg. The symbology of the eagle is deep and complex, Wade devotes several pages to the subject 12, but suffice it say that it has long been associated with Empire and those held in high honour – any armiger would be pleased to have any form of Eagle upon their arms!

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Werner Zurek commented on 07-Mar-2018
Sulima. Prefix Sul, ancient compound names such as Sulislaw, Sulimir with the Slavic root sul-, promise, no longer used in Polish. Nicholas, Castellan of Czersk, received 1358 from Fr. Ziemowita Mazowiecki, a perpetual donation to the village of Laski, in the land of Warka and German law for her (Z. Warec. 5 f. 666). This Mikołaj Okuń, a castellan of Czersk, belonged to the Belin family, apparently he sold Laski shortly after receiving them from the prince, because this village was already in the hands of the Trzaska family at the very beginning of the fifteenth century. Wit from Lasków, Stanisław's brother, died before 1410, rebuked by Florjan from Lichów, proved nobility and the Trzaska coat of arms; from Anna Kiełbowa, sister of Klemens, he left sons Jan, Janusz, Piotr, Wit, Klemens and four daughters: N. after Wojciech of Lesznowola in 1421; Stachna unmarried in 1423 and two deceased in the second half of 1421. Witow's widow runs a trial with Mikołaj Powała, 1415-1417, for a fall after Piotr Cięciwie from Trzebia (Most Holy Father Czerskie, from Warec. 1 A f. 10 ). Of Wit's sons: it is not known about Piotr and Wicie whether they left offspring. Klemens son Jan, paid 1474 for the husband of his sister Barbara, Andrzej Grotowski (Z. Warec. 1 B. f. 263). Probably this Klemens Laskowski appears in Sanok in 1443 and 1446. Jan and Janusz left numerous offspring, still existing at the end of the 18th century. Jan, the eldest son of Vit, who was already active in 1407, reprimanded by Jan Czarny of Iłów, referred to his father's nobleness in 1417 (M. 3 f. 187), he signed up to 1420 with his mother and siblings for an arbitral tribunal. , which separated him from 1421 due part of immovable and movable property, between another part in Laski after Stanislau's uncle and the village of Wichrowskie. This department is confirmed by mother and siblings in 1423. Jan was still alive in 1461; and from his wife Katarzyna, daughter of Maciej from Słąnczyn, he had numerous offspring from whom we know three sons: Wit, a student at the University of Kraków in 1443, then a public writer in 1452, and a student at the University of Kraków in 1447 and Jan. Jan has a case with Florjan Piotrowski, he appears with his father in 1461, he replaces the deputy in Warka in 1466, he is a member of the Trzaski family in 1471 in Czersk and testifies in 1488 in the Warsaw consistory in the case of Branecki (Zs. Warec. 1 B f. 78 and 179; from the Gr. Czers. 1 B f. 590, 753 and 772, 2 f. 68, Pom. W. Sr. XVI. 1867). His son, Stanisław, a student at the University of Krakow in 1476, married on the first of a century with Elżbieta from Wilczkowice in 1493; secured 1,500 for the dowry of his second wife, Barbara, daughter of Jakóba née Wodziczny, he made the agreement of 1518 with the sons of Janusz Laskowski, sued 1528 with Boglewski, wrote 1580 to Barbara's daughter of 50 fines (Z. Gr. Czerska 3 f. 10; Warehouse Co. 1 C f. 289; 3 B f. 31; 4 f. 191 and 429). The second daughter of Stanisław Katarzyna, is the wife of Łazarz Boniecki 1518, and the sons of the well-known three: Jan called Górny, Jakób and Hieronim. Jan Górny, married to Anna, daughter of Jerzy Jeż from Wola Chorążyna in 1528, had a daughter Katarzyna for Wojciech Gośniewski, who renounced 1570 on behalf of brothers and sons: Jerzy, Stanisław, Krzysztof, Maciej and Jakóba (Zs. Warec. 4 f. 250; 9 f. 927; 10 f. 520; 11 f. 3). Jerzy wrote to his wife, Zofia Rykalska, daughter of Wojciech, 300 florins, in 1569. in Laski, and she renounced the part of Rykał for the benefit of her brothers and father in 1570, 1586 and 1588. He took part of the Laski in pledge from brother Jakób. His daughters Anna testified with her husband, Jan Gośniewski 1590 and 1594; Barbara testified to her life sentence with her husband, Jan Warszewicki, 1602 and 1610; Zofja was the wife of the 1st v. Samuel Sieklucki, 2nd v. Paweł Rykalski 1612; Dorota, wife of Paweł Chrościechowski 1617 Stanisław son, secured the dowry to his wife Dorota Zamojska, together with his cousin Jan, son of Krzysztof, bought 1599 part of Laski from uncle Jakóba. His widow left him 2 nd. For Krzysztof Rykalski, who bought 1624, from stepchildren, Tomasz and Wojciech, part of Rykał, Wysoka and Rudka. Tomasz was killed, and this murder occurs in the trial of 1634. The only remaining sister of Zofja Krzysztofowa Moczydłowska. Wojciech assisted in 1610 with the sale of Lasków to his cousin, Małgorzata Janowa Uleniecka, he wrote a dowry to his wife, Anna, née Zaleski Brzumińska, sold a part of Laskow Gośniewski and Piotr Laskowski 1622, he secured the dowry of the second wife, Zofia Rylska, to 1627. who as a widow, gave way to 70 florins to her husband's sister, Zofja (Z. Warec., 10 f. 526; 15 f. 399; 17 f. 88 and 102; 25 f. 64 and 416; 27 f. 580; Z. Gr. Czers) 37 f. 480; 43 f. 19; Perp. Czers. 1 A f. 76; 1 B f. 294; 2 f. 267; 3 f. 334 and 380; 4 f. 164 and 313; 5 f. 409 6 f. 379, 409 and 484; 7 f. 56, 162 and 297). Stanisław, son of Jan Górny, 1570. creditor Gośniewski (from the Gr. Czers. 39 f. 183). Maciej, son of Stanisław, exchanged in 1656 the land in Laski with Piotr, son of Rosław (Perp. Czerski 7 f. 235). In the line of Stanisław and Maciej, sons of Jan Górny, there lived several Maciejów in the 17th century, which it is difficult to arrange in pedigree. Maciej, married 1605, with Jadwiga, daughter of Mikołaj Sieklucki (Z. Warec., 18 f. 653). The noble Polish family Sulima (Sulimita, Oporów). Crest description. Sulima (Sulimita, Oporów). In divided shields above in the golden field an adult black eagle with outstretched wings, head turned to the left, in the lower red field three white gemstones set square in gold, set to 2 and 1; Helmet jewelery: a same adult eagle. This coat of arms is considered imported from Germany and that by a branch of the now royal and princely sex Solms. From this name was the name of the coat of arms Sulima (Sulimita, Oporów). Already in the 13th century, this coat of arms was conducted in Poland. Among them are: Arczynski, Barzykowski, Bodywil, Borkowski, Bratkowski, Bratoszewski, Cellari, Chabinowski, Kharbinovsky, Kharbovsky, Chawlowski, Khodovsky, Ciołek (Biała, Taurus, Thaurus, Vitulus). , Danilowicz, Deyma, Dzierzanski, Farurej, Gajewski, Gamrat, Garbolewski, Garbowski, Godwadowski, Goslubski, Gotuntowicz, Gralewski, Grocholinsky, Gryzewski, Hamszej, Jacimierski, Kaminsky, Kielecki, Kiernowski, Kilewski, Konrady, Kurzyna, Lyczko, Milonski, Obidowski , Ogrodzienski, Oporowski, Ozieblowski, Pagowski, Pegovsky, Pieczymucha, Popiel, Przeuszyn, Przeuski, Przyborowski, Przygodzki, Przyluski, Rogaczewski, Rybiensky, Ryczgorsky, Rymidowicz, Samoilowicz, Samujlo, Sawicz, Sluzowski, Srobski, Stanislavsky, Stravinsky, Stromski, Sulikovsky , Sulima (Sulimita, Oporów), Sulkowski, Swiechowski, Szajowski, Szalowski, Szantyr, Szawlowski, Szrzobski, Szulczewski, Trzcinski, Ulanowski, Uzieblo, Wasowicz, Wlodek, Wolski, Zablocki, Zabokrzycki, Zadarnowski, Zaleski, Zaleski, Zawidzki, Zawisza, Ziemiecki.


  • 1 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 27
  • 2 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P85
  • 3 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 4 The Siege of Carlaverock, N. Harris, Nichols & Son, London, 1828, P180
  • 5 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 313
  • 6 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 7 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Sable
  • 8 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 26
  • 9 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P35
  • 10 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Eagle
  • 11 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P235-238
  • 12 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P72-74