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Postby Shurtugal » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:21 am

Well, I don't know about a coat of arms, but my mom's side of the family is strongly Scottish, and we have a family plaid. Buchanan Plaid, it's called.

http://www.tartans.scotland.net/tartan_ ... an_id=1017
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Postby El Mariachi » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:30 pm

Ye, I can buy stuff like that in the nearest deco store.
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Postby nazgul » Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:03 pm

Hmm, sadly my family doesn't have a coat of arms, but still I think it's interesting how shurguals is plaid, I would never have expected to see plaid on a person't crest. Oh well, that just shows how ignorant I was, am, and will be.


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Postby Shurtugal » Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:15 pm

nazgul wrote: I would never have expected to see plaid on a person't crest.


Actually, I should have said "tartan", not "plaid". It's just that when my family talks about the tartan, we say plaid, it's just a habit. Anyway, a Scottish tartan works kind of like heraldry, but it's not exactly the same. A clan could register a tartan, and that tartan would identify the wearer as a mamber of that clan. However, their were tartans for certain geographical areas as well; they weren't just for families. There are a few different versions of the Buchanan plaid, the one previously posted is the one originally registered to the Highland Society of London.
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Postby El Mariachi » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:05 pm

Shurtugal wrote:Buchanan Plaid, it's called.


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Postby Shurtugal » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:56 pm

? :shock: Aaaah! Just kill me now!
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Postby kelderic » Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:41 pm

I have no idea if my family has a crest, since my great-grandparents changed our name when they came to America.

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Postby stuifzand » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:36 am

kelderic wrote:I have no idea if my family has a crest, since my great-grandparents changed our name when they came to America.

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Any idea what the name was before they changed it?
Maybe you can find the crest on the internet.
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Postby leshrac » Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:50 am

My family is from Northern Ireland. We had a castle but it was destroyed a few centuries ago. the clan name was Ray. I havent been able to locate the coat of arms as yet tho. But most Coat of Arms and Knights Heraldry are recorded still in England. I cant remember the name of the website.
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Postby Lord Mikal » Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:39 pm

This is interesting. House of names has mine with the crecents set facing upward, not addorsed (facing away from each other) like the description from the New World book of Haights: "azure, a saltire with a mullet in chief and in base and two crecents addorsed in the flanks argent." Haight is one of those names that has half a dozen different spellings. I can't be sure this is mine since all paternal history past my great-grandfather is nonexistant, but it looks pretty darn cool.
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Postby Legendary_Corsair » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:11 pm

Didn't only nobles get coats of arms?Well I don't even know if my elder family were nobles or serfs.O well I wouldn't clean them anyway if you wanted to I would get a pro to clean it.
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