The Herridge Coat of Arms


Historiography

The Herridge Coat of Arms was drawn by an heraldic artist from information officially recorded in ancient heraldic archives. Documentation for the Herridge Coat of Arms design can be found in Burke’s General Armory. Heraldic artists of old developed their own unique language to describe an individual Coat of Arms. In their language, the Arms (shield) is as follows:
“Ar. A fesse vaore pr amd gu.”


When translated the Arms description is:
“Silver with a horizontal band vair of gold and red.”


Above the shield and helmet is the Crest which is described as:
“A bull’s head couped ar. Horned and eared sa. Gorged with a chaplet of roses ppr.”


A translation of the Crest description is:
“A silver bull’s head, severed, horned and eared black,
gorged with a naturally colored wreath of roses.”


Family mottos are believed to have originated as battle cries in medieval times. The Motto recorded with the Herridge Coat of Arms is”
“VITRUS OMNIA NOBILITAT”
(Virtue Enobles)

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