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, on twelve peacock feathers in annulo points to center azure, a mullet of six points Or, die Stæger (47).

Azure, a rose formed of twelve ostrich feathers alternating gules and argent, von Hagenest (155).

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

Gules, in fess two feathers Or and vert, von Scholley (139).

Quarterly 1st and 4th Or, a wreath vert, issuant from its chief two feathers argent, 2nd and 3rd gules, a greyhound sejant reguardant argent, von Buern (176).

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