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 ragged staff bendwise gules, die Dziewunti (70), die Hertel (64), von Hocke (55).

Argent, a ragged staff embowed sable, von Stockheim (170).

Azure, a saltoral pierced with a sharpened stake, between two crampons in fess Or, die Brimnig (71).

Barry gules and argent, a ragged staff bendwise sable enflamed at the tip proper, von Brandschidt (196).

Gules, a scepter Or between a pair of wings argent, von Harstal (141).

Gules, issuant from a ragged staff sable, a cross couped argent, die Czechowski (51).

Or, a ragged staff bendwise gules, von Tase (74).

Per bend gules and argent, a ragged staff bendwise doubly-leaved sable, von Sebotendorf (70).

Per fess gules and argent, a ragged staff bendwise sable, von Unwerdt (53).

Per fess sable and argent, two axes in saltire and a ragged staff fesswise counterchanged, von Axt (48).

Quarterly 1st and 4th per fess indented argent and gules, 2nd and 3rd argent, a ragged staff bendwise sable the tip enflamed proper, Sultz (16).

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