Arms of Staffordshire County, England

Staffordshire

Granted 1931

Blazon: Or on a chevron gules a Stafford knot of the first, on a chief azure a lion passant guardant of the field

Crest: Issuant from a mural crown proper a Stafford knot or

Supporters: On the dexter a lion reguardant gules ducally crowned or and on the sinister a griffin reguardant of the second

Mantling: Gules lined or

Motto: The knot unites

While the knot is the most common symbol of the Stafford family (who bear or a chevron gules), the lion and griffin are also Stafford badges.

From A Complete Guide to Heraldry by A. C. Fox-Davies, p462 The badges of the family of Stafford, all of which were either inherited or used by the aforenamed William Stafford Howard. Blazons: AI. Argent (?) a bordure vert (?) charged … Continue reading