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 chapé ployé gules, von Plassenberg (108).

Argent chapé ployé per pale gules and azure, von Cappel (108).

Argent chapé ployé per pale sable and gules, von Palmberger (101).

Argent chapé ployé, a fleur-de-lys sable, von Sigmershausen (90).

Argent chaussé ployé per pale sable and gules, von Briese (53).

Barry and per pale azure and argent, von Deben (159).

Barry and per pale gules and argent, von Bielde (52), von Ponickau (154).

Barry and per pale sable and Or, von Schönfeldt (66).

Chevronelly argent and gules, von Sparneck (105).

Chevronelly argent and sable, von Auury (197).

Chevronelly embattled argent and gules, Hofer zum Lobenstain (78).

Chevronelly gules and argent, von Asch (81).

Gules chaussé ployé, a trident head argent, von Gabelentz (153).

Lozengy argent and azure, a bend gules, von Logaw (62).

Lozengy bendwise sinister argent and gules, in bend three fish urinant argent, von Erstenberger (39).

Lozengy bendwise sinister Or and gules, von Künigsegk (25).

Lozengy Or and sable, a fess counterchanged, von Rohrbach (35).

Lozengy sable and Or, in chief a label gules, die Maller von Ulmen (131).

Paly and per fess argent and gules, a fess vert, von Burckersdorf (57).

Paly and per fess gules and Or, Mecheln (221).

Paly and per fess sable and argent, von Knehem (191).

Paly argent and azure, a fess gules, die Listen (53).

Party of six argent and gules, von Hallegg (48).

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

Per pale argent and gules chapé ployé counterchanged, von Neydberg (152), von Raitenbach (108).

Per pale argent and sable chapé ployé counterchanged, von Talheim (194).

Pily fesswise argent and gules, von Möllendorf (175).

Pily fesswise gules and argent, von Krechmar (146).

Pily fesswise Or and gules, die Gmainer (85).

Pily fesswise sable and argent, von Minckwitz (164), von Rorbach (78).

Pily bendwise wavy sable and Or, die Hoser (216).

Quarterly 1st and 4th chevronelly and per pale Or and azure, 2nd and 3rd per pale argent and per pale gules and argent, in dexter an eagle gules, overall an escutcheon azure charged with a tower argent, die Griespeckn (44).

Quarterly 1st and 4th sable, a lion Or crowned gules, 2nd and 3rd lozengy bendwise azure and argent, Bayrn (4), Pfahltz Lützelstein (4).

Sable chaussé ployé argent, an annulet Or, die Waldkirch (203).

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