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Postby The Hordesman » Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:49 pm

eNiGMa wrote:For those of you who have read Macbeth, Duncan and Malcolm were real people who happened to be Cunninghams. Duncan wasn't really murdered, though; instead, Macbeth killed him in battle!

Another interesting tidbit of Cunningham trivia is that King Arthur's mother and grandfather were Cunninghams. His mom married a Roman, and out popped Arthur!


Dude, all Cunninghams arent related... Well, perhaps back to the age when we were Apes/Two paradise dwelling people/Ewoks/God's Platsic Toys/Bananas/Something perhaps... :wink:
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Postby eNiGMa » Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:10 am

The Hordesman wrote:Dude, all Cunninghams arent related... Well, perhaps back to the age when we were Apes/Two paradise dwelling people/Ewoks/God's Platsic Toys/Bananas/Something perhaps... :wink:


Yeah, I know. I'm just saying that those people happened to be Cunninghams. The chances of me being related to them are extremely slim, but it's fun to dream. :roll:
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Postby ottoatm » Sat Oct 01, 2005 1:06 am

eNiGMa wrote: The chances of me being related to them are extremely slim, but it's fun to dream. :roll:


Heh heh heh...yep, I know - I think that's how these guys make all their money. It was fun to view mine, I must admit. :)
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Postby Blueandwhite » Sun Oct 02, 2005 5:45 am

COOLEST THREAD EVER!

However, that coat of arms selector is pretty inaccurate (still fun though).

According to the House of names, THIS is my family's coat of arms. Truth be told, that image is not really all that accurate.

In actuality, information on the Midgley family coat of arms can actually be found HERE. The three stars are actually caltraps. Its probably better to search your own geneology, rather than rely on a 'coat of arms generater', which is probably more than a little bit off.

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Postby Formendacil » Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:24 am

According to the House of names, THIS is my family's coat of arms. Truth be told, that image is not really all that accurate.


Hmm.... yes.
Having checked out Joosten, I found this, and while I was pleasantly surprised to see Joosten on there, my Joosten ancestors were Dutch.

Still, the emblems are similar enough for there to be a connection. Intriguing...
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Postby HenrytheV » Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:13 am

Thanks Formendacil for that link. According to it, this is my family crest http://www.houseofnames.com/coatofarms_ ... =O%27Bryan
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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:45 pm

House of Names might be an interesting site, but it's woefully inaccurate. According to that site, this is my family's coat of arms:

http://www.houseofnames.com/coatofarms_ ... d=&s=Wells

However, I know that that is not the Wells (at least not our family of Wells) coat of arms. I've got an old document that I got from my Dad who says it came from his mother, who commissioned a historian to find the Wells family coat of arms. It looks almost nothing like the one shown above. Hmmm, I must really scan that coat of arms some time...
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:10 pm

Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:House of Names might be an interesting site, but it's woefully inaccurate. ...


I think it's accurate as far as people who just want something to put on a coffee cup and say "this is my coat of arms". :D
Most of us here grasp the fact that some of us are entitled to arms and most of us aren't, and while I might say that the griffon I use (gules a griffon segreant or) is "mine", I know that its only for use in a playfull manner.
It is interesting to see in this thread how many people on our site have a link to the past (however tenuous in some cases) via these coats of arms.

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Postby Stone Goblin » Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:25 pm

Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote
House of Names might be an interesting site, but it's woefully inaccurate. ...


Here's mine from that site. One of my relatives did reasearch of the family and the coat of arms has the star but the star is behind a mountain with the same blue background. And I looked up another site, it gave me a description that the coat of arms has three arrows on it. So I guess I can blindfully pick from three types but I'll go with the relative's version.
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Postby stuifzand » Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:03 am

I seem to have a coat of arms at that site :D
We don't :?
Funny thing is that the text that goes with it seems to be correct. :)
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Postby Shadow » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:49 am

http://www.houseofnames.com/coatofarms_ ... d=&s=Drake

Yep... I'm related to the great Sir Frances Drake. I'm pretty sure its almost direct. That means I have full reign to plunder all your legos!! Mwuauauauwwaua!
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Postby JoshWedin » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:15 pm

LEGOFREAK wrote:Most of us here grasp the fact that some of us are entitled to arms and most of us aren't

(snip)

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Yup, it is fun. I have traced my lineage back to an English knight named Percy who was married to a descendent of William the Conqueror, but that isn't uncommon. If you can trace any lineage back to European nobility, the odds are you are related (remotely) to someone famous. They were all related one way or another (some legitmately and some not). So, anyway, I am descended from William the Conqueror, but so is the rest of western society. :)

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Postby Trigger » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:30 pm

My family has no coat of arms apparently. Because our family's name has been changed it might be hard to dig up the right one. My family is German and Noweigan. My great great great gandfather was a ship builder. So it's possible that my ancestors were building the viking longships!
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Postby ragnarok » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:18 pm

In our country we don't have aristocracy and the creation of any kind of priviliged stratum was forbiden by the constitution in the 19-th century. However I took the oportunity to redesign an old family seal using the same elements and motto and incorporate them into a western european style coat of arms so it's almost correct.

btw, Legolas the picture you posted depicts the [url]Russian state coat of arms[http://www.gov.ru/main/symbols/gsrf2_2.html/url] still in use...sorry
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Postby Jake, of the Palace Guard » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:23 pm

I think this is mine, and even if it isn't a real one, it looks pretty cool:

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