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.


Azure, issuant from an elephant's trunk argent issuing from a crown Or, three ostrich feathers argent, die Haintzlin (217).

Azure, two hooks addorsed argent, overall a crown gules, die Landskron (62).

Gules, a castle, in chief a crown argent, Weisenburg (219).

Gules, a demi-monk vested proper issuant from a crown Or, von Aldenberg (67).

Gules, a stag's head argent issuant from a ducal crown Or, die Grimben (69).

Gules, three crowns Or, von Lagensdorf (79).

Per fess gules and argent, in chief three crowns Or, Cöln (219).

Per bend azure and gules, a bendlet between a crown bendwise sinister Or and two bars argent, die Tamfelder (73).

Quarterly 1st and 4th gules, a wheel argent, 2nd and 3rd quarterly gules and vair, in canton a crown Or, Maintz (3).

Quarterly 1st gules, a crown Or, 2nd and 3rd vair, 4th gules, von Cronberg (124).

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