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.


Bendy argent and azure, Schencken zu Tautenberg (28).

Bendy argent and gules, Sardaw (224), von Seubersdorf (82).

Bendy azure and counter-compony gules and argent, die Groschlag (125).

Bendy counterermine and argent, von Stechow (183).

Bendy embattled-counterembattled argent and gules, von Riedt (158).

Bendy embattled counter-embattled Or and sable, Nagroll (18).

Bendy gules and argent, von Elrichshausen (108), von Reyffenberg (124).

Bendy Or and gules, die Schencken (161).

Bendy sable and argent, von Schönfels (159), die Seemaner (94).

Quarterly 1st and 4th azure, on a fess Or a rose gules, 2nd and 3rd bendy gules and argent, overall an escutcheon argent charged with three jambes bendwise in bend sinister sable, von Egk (81).

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