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, a cluster of grapes slipped and leaved, stem in annulo, vert, between in fess two pruning hooks addorsed argent hafted gules, die Heysen (168).

Argent, on a fess sable, three apples Or, von Schwartzdorf (87).

Gules, a bunch of grapes slipped and leaved vert between two pruning knives addorsed argent handled Or, von Görlitz (62).

Per fess argent and azure, in chief two apples Or slipped and leaved vert, die Holtzapfel (196).

Per fess azure and argent semy of clusters of grapes azure, in chief a lion passant Or, von Schwanbeck (168).

Per pale gules and argent, a pinecone inverted vert issuant from a capital Or, Augspurg (219).

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