The Blazon of Arms
Coats of arms originated in the 13th century as designs carried by knights of old on their shields in order that they would be identified on the battlefield. These “armorials” were then formerly recorded by heralds, with crests and mottoes later supplementing the arms. The language of heraldry is of great antiquity and each “charge” or device is symbolic. The main tinctures are as follows :- argent = white (peace), or = yellow (generosity), sable = black (constancy), gules = red (military fortitude), azure = blue (loyalty and truth), vert = green (hope and joy). It is from such ancient blazons of arms that a decorative representation may be portrayed.
The blazon of arms: Argent on a fess azure three boars’ heads couped close or in chief a lion passant gules.
The arms are recorded in : Burkes General Armory / Howell