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, the body and heads of a double-headed eagle sable, overall three bars gules, die Stangen zu Cunitz (166).

Argent, three cock's heads sable combed and wattled gules, die Tauer (68).

Azure, on a bend Or three eagle's heads couped bendwise sinister proper, die Haben (203).

Azure, two swan's heads respectant proper, von Niebelschit (61).

Azure, two swan's heads respectant proper maintaining between them a finger ring Or, von Molsdorf Weller gennant (161).

Gules, an eagle's head and neck argent crowned Or, von Oppersdorf (65).

Or, a cock's head couped sable, von Reh (139).

Or, an eagle's head couped sable, die Pickler (65),von Tamdorf (84).

Or, an eagle's head couped sable pierced by an arrow fesswise reversed argent, die Leneysen (84).

Or, three eagle's heads couped, the top two addorsed, sable, die Schnabel von Schönstein (117).

Per fess vert and checky gules and argent, an eagle's head issuant from the line of division Or, von Buswou (57).

Quarterly 1st and 4th Or, an eagle's head couped sable, 2nd and 3rd argent, two pallets gules, die Göder (119).

Quarterly 1st and 4th per fess sable and Or, three lozenges Or, 2nd and 3rd argent, an eagle's head couped gules maintaining a baton Or, von Trenbach (83).

Sable, an eagle's head couped Or, von Aelmbeck (157), von Alnbach (83).

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