Thus, honor being the chiefest and essential part of Gentry (for it is the testimony of his worthiness) I could wish every Gentleman were as careful to preserve it without spot, as some of them be vigilant to the increasing of their livelihood.

–¬†From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p77


Arms of William Marmion


From the Dering Roll (c. 1270-1300)

Blazon: Vair a fess gules


Arms of Eberbach, Germany


In use since 1387

Blazon: Argent a fess wavy azure, in chief a boar passant sable


Arms of Albacete, Spain (city)


In use since at least 1956

Blazon: Argent three towers 2 and 1 or, windowed sable, in chief a bat displayed proper


Legendary arms of Elizabeth of Castile

Wife of Ferdinand, the fifth king of Aragon from The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586) p222

Blazon: Aragon (or four palets gules*) impaled with gules a castle or (Castile)

*There is one fewer division than there should be in this representation.


Arms of Bad Bleiberg, Austria

Bad Bleiberg

Granted 1967

Blazon: Per pale azure issuant from a fess wavy in base a fountain argent and vert the alchemical symbol for lead* surmounted by two mallets in saltire or

*Almost certainly drawn incorrectly