An Ordinary of Siebmacher's Wappenbuch

by Sara L. Uckelman (Aryanhwy merch Catmael)

© 2012-2018 Sara L. Uckelman; all rights reserved
Last updated 25Oct18

This is an ongoing project to create an exhaustive ordinary of Johann Siebmacher's Wappenbuch from 1605. I am working from the digitization of it available here. If you find any error, please let me know. As a work in progress, it will be updated as I have time.

All blazons are my own. Note that in some cases, shields with a helmet facing sinister have had their arms reversed as well (e.g., a bend is displayed as a bend sinister, the tinctures of the field reversed, etc. So if you think you've found an error, double check the helm on top!) Each blazon is identified with the name of the owner as it appears in Siebmacher, with these conventions: I have transcribed vocalic v as u, and expanded , Gē:, and to en, genannt, and Von, respectively. The number in parentheses is the plate number on which the arms occur.


Argent, a chief sable surmounted by a pair of arms proper vested sable cuffed argent, die Marxen von Eckwersheim (196).

Gules, a Moor's arm bendwise couped proper vested sable, die Kündiger (155).

Gules, an arm issuant from sinister canton vested argent, cuffed Or, Seckaw (12).

Gules, an armored arm embowed maintaining a sword proper, von Iordan (69).

Per fess gules and argent, in chief an arm embowed proper, von Weiting (115).

Per pale Or and gules, an armored sinister arm couped maintaining a sword argent, die Schlaher von der Nimkaw (99).

Quarterly 1st and 4th per pale gules and argent, two arms issuant from the sides clasping hands proper vested counterchanged, 2nd and 3rd sable, a pile throughout issuant from sinister chief argent, overall on an escutcheon argent, a fox rampant azure, H. Weltzer von Spiegelfeldt (34).

Quarterly 1st Or, a boar's head cabossed sable capped gules, 2nd azure, a griffin Or, 3rd gules, an arm embowed issuant from sinister canton proper vested argent maintaining a ring Or, 4th Or, a bull's head couped sable capped gules, overall an escutcheon per fess gules and Or, Meckhelbur (7).

Sable, two arms proper vested argent maintaining between them a ring Or gemmed gules issuant from a chief indented Or, Die Ottn (218).

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