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 chess knight gules, von Hertzheim (95).

Argent, a chess rook gules, von Hoyte (188).

Argent, a chess rook sable, die Neusteter Sturmer genannt (103).

Gules, a chess rook argent, die Sultzer (214).

Or, a chess knight azure ornamented vert, von Zaschwitz (151).

Or, a chess rook sable, die Vittel (214).

Per fess sable and argent, three chess rooks counterchanged, von Hohenbalcken (202).

Per pale argent and sable, a chess rook counterchanged, von Fronhofer (114).

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