Arms of Suffolk County Council, England

Granted 1978

Blazon: Gules a base enarched barry wavy argent and azure issuant therefrom a sunburst, in chief two ancient crowns each enfiled by a pair of arrows in saltire points downwards all or

Crest: Within an ancient crown or upon water barry wavy azure and argent a Viking ship in full sail of the first

Mantling: Or lined gules

Motto: Guide our endeavors


Arms of Léon Potier

Duke of Gesvres and Tresmes 1670-1704 (1620-1704)

Blazon: Per quarterly I argent a lion rampant double-queued, armed, langued, and crowned or (Luxembourg); II azure between three fleurs-de-lis or a bendlet couped gules (Bourbon); III per pale, the first per quarterly i barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary ancien); ii azure seme des lis or, a label of three points gules (Naples); iii azure seme des lis or within a bordure gules (Anjou); iv azure a lion counter-rampant or crowned gules (Gueldre); the second per quarterly i argent a cross pate between four crosses or (Jerusalem); ii or four palets gules (Aragon); iii or a lion rampant sable, armed and langued gules (Juliers); iv azure seme des cross crosslets fitchy, two fish hauriant addorsed or (Bar); overall a label of three points gules, in the fess point an escutcheon or on a bend gules three alerions argent (Lorraine) (the entire quarter for Guise); IV gules a cross argent (Savoy); overall in the fess point an escutcheon azure, three dexter hands or surmounted by a canton chequy argent and the field (Poiter)

I say a Gentleman of blood, imbued with virtues, is to be preferred before all others, in the recieving of a dignity, office, or rule, in the commonweal.

– From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p23