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 a bend gules a sword proper, die Herzogen von Culm (109).

Azure, a draw-knife argent handled gules, von Scharben (139).

Azure, a lion maintaining a sword and buckler atop a trimout Or, die Berchtolt (41).

Gules, a sword bendwise proper, die Kressen (205).

Gules, a sword bendwise inverted proper, die Hain (208).

Gules, a sword inverted proper between in fess a crescent and a decrescent argent, die Schlmonsky (65).

Gules, an armored arm embowed maintaining a sword proper, von Iordan (69).

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

Gules, within and issuant from a bracket, a sword inverted argent, von Lestwitz, von Wandritsch (54).

Or, a demi-lion sable crowned Or pierced through the head by a sword proper, die Senft (89).

Or, on a bend argent a fox courant proper pierced by a sword bendwise sinister overall proper, von Köferl (151).

Per pale Or and gules, an armored sinister arm couped maintaining a sword argent, die Schlaher von der Nimkaw (99).

Per pale gules and azure, a sword inverted bendwise Or, von Biberaw (66).

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