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.

KEY - 1

Argent, a key, wards to chief, sable, Weilhaim (226).

Azure, a lion sejant erect affronty maintaining in dexter paw a key, wards to chief, and in sinister paw a fleur-de-lys Or, die Schertlin von Burtenbach (117).

Gules, a key, wards to chief, bendwise argent, Bremen (220), von Röletz (154).

Gules, a key, wards to chief, bendwise sinister argent, Wormbs (219).

Gules, a key, wards to chief, palewise argent, under Walden ob dem Walde (222).

Gules, in saltire a key, wards to chief, argent and a sword proper, Naumburg (11).

Or, an eagle, head to sinister, sable maintaining in its mouth a key argent, Wimpfen (219).

Per bend azure and argent, a key, wards to chief, bendwise and a fish naiant bendwise counterchanged, Petershausen (13).

Per pale argent and azure, a key, wards to chief, and a lion counterchanged, von Boulnten (171).

Per pale azure and bendy wavy gules and argent, in dexter a key, wards to chief, argent, von der Osten (168).

Sable semy of trefoils, a key bendwise, wards to chief, argent, Wormbs (9).

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