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, in pall a mullet of six points sable between three decrescents gules, Hund von Salheim (124).

Argent, on a pale wavy sable, three crescents pendent argent, von Schwartzach zu Wagenhausen (202).

Argent, three crescents in pall, points outwards, sable, von Hanstein (143).

Argent, three inrecescents gules, von Bodenhausen (179).

Azure, three crescents in pall horns outward gules, von Waldaw (54).

Azure, three crescents in pall inverted horns outward Or, die Iostl (49).

Gules, three crescents Or, von Oftringen (118).

Quarterly 1st and 4th Or, an eagle argent, 2nd and 3rd argent, a dance gules, overall an escutcheon argent charged with three crescents azure, die Trapen zu Bissein (44).

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