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.

BIRD - 1 - Displayed - Gules

Argent, a fess sable and in sinister canton an eagle gules, von Holtorf (132).

Argent, an eagle gules, von Bergh (128).

Per fess quarterly 1st gules, two lions Or, 2nd Or semy of roses gules, a lion azure, 3rd azure, a lion argent, 4th gules, a lion Or within a bordure compony argent and azure, and per pale quarterly 1st and 4th Or, two bear's jambes addorsed sable, 2nd and 3rd gyronny gules and argent, a chief barry argent and gules, and per fess azure and argent, a lion argent and an eagle gules, Braunschweig Lünenburg (5).

Quarterly 1st and 4th chevronelly and per pale Or and azure, 2nd and 3rd per pale argent and per pale gules and argent, in dexter an eagle gules, overall an escutcheon azure charged with a tower argent, die Griespeckn (44).

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