Arms of Bingen, Germany


In use since at least 2008

Blazon: Per fess or two bendlets sinister between seven molets of six points 2, 3, and 2 gules and of the last a stag statant of the first

The stag is almost certainly from the district arms of Sigmaringen, which has used some form of the stag or since 1483.

Arms of the House of Corsini


In use since at least 1366

Blazon: Argent three bendlets gules surmounted by a fess azure

The family’s origins date back to the later twelfth century, when Nesi Corsini arrived in Florence. The Corsini specialized in the textile trade, but later branched out into banking. In 1730, Lorenzo Corsini ascended to the papacy as Clement XII. He elevated his family to princes of Sismano (from the rank of marquis) in 1731.

Arms of Brückl, Austria


Granted 1963

Blazon: Per fess I per pale i argent a triple mount in base vert, ii gules between two bendlets as many right arms clasping hands in bend argent; II argent two bars wavy azure surmounted by a four-spoked cogwheel sable

The mountains in the first quarter refer to three prominent local mountains, while the second quarter shows the arms of the Christalnigg family. The bars in the lower half of the shield represent the rivers Gurk and Görtschitz, and the cog symbolizes the use of water power in the region.


Arms of ‘Randolph Fitzwright’ and ‘Maud de Gant’

Fitzwright Gant

From p30 of Lacies Nobilitie by Sir John Ferne (1586)

Blazon: Per pale, baron and femme; the first gules two bendlets engrailed vert, the second or three barrulets azure surmounted by a bend gules

Ferne presents the coat without any special commentary, besides noting that Gilbert de Gant had chosen to bestow the earldom on his daughter rather than on his son Walter – an unusual choice for the time, and evidently intended to make her more marriageable. Unfortunately, I cannot find any evidence that either of the individuals to whom these arms are attributed existed. It does not seem that, as Ferne asserts, Gilbert de Gant had a daughter named Maud, and even Ferne seems to gloss over the Fitzwright family; it takes less than a full sentence for the earldom of Kyme to pass through the Fitzwrights and to the Umfravilles, whose male line would eventually die out. It might be feasible that Ferne mixed up the names, and meant to write that Lucy, William de Gant’s sister, brought her titles into the Umfraville family; however, the text refers to Fitzwright and Robert Umfravill, Earl of Angus as distinct individuals.