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 crampon bendwise sable, von Tettenborgn (148).

Azure billety, a bird-headed crampon Or, die Forstmeister von Geilhausen (127).

Gules, a crampon argent, von Sotern (131), die Steffan (211).

Quarterly 1st and 4th azure, a crampon argent, 2nd and 34d, per fess argent and gules, a mullet of six points counterchanged, overall an escutcheon gules charged with two elephant's trunks argent issuant from a mount vert, die Bayrn von Caldif (44).

Sable, a crampon fesswise argent, von Bidenfeldt (139).

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