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.


Per chevron inverted argent and gules, a chevron inverted counterchanged, von Witzleben (165).

Per pale and per chevron inverted gules and argent, a chevron inverted counterchanged, von Nimitz (57).

Quarterly 1st and 4th gules, a chevron inverted throughout argent, 2nd and 3rd azure, a bend sinister argent between a mullet of six points Or and a crescent argent, overall an escutcheon gules charged with a rose Or, von Chontzin (38).

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