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Von Braun
Monday, June 16th, 2003, 10:39 PM
Many of you may have already noticed my new avatar. It is the coat of arms for my pre-Anglicized surname. Apparently, the coat of arms was traced to Vaucluse, France, which is very near to where France, Switzerland, and Germany meet.

I hope you enjoy looking at this new image. Indeed, my old avatar was in place for quite a long time.

Scáthach
Monday, June 16th, 2003, 10:41 PM
i have an excellent coat of arms,ill have to find an online pic and throw it up someday. my surname means ''king'' or ''leader'' etc and the motto, if you will, that goes along with it is ''He who would rather die than be disgraced'' which describes my family very well!

''The Ryans are likely among the longest settled families in the Tipperary region and for their origins we have to delve back to a time before history, when there were great but dimly perceived movements of tribal groups across Ireland.

From the available evidence, it appears that the Ryans are descended from ancient Leinster dynasties which for a time expanded into Munster, only to be pushed back but leaving behind them the seeds of these families.

With regard to the Ryans or as they were more properly called, the O’Mulryans, they were particularly strong in the territory of Owney (around Newport), and in the Civil Survey of 1654, over eighty heads of families are named for that territory. They were also plentiful in the neighbouring folklore, the best known member of this family was the outlaw known as ‘Ned of the Hill’, a victim of the downturn in Gaelic fortunes after the Treaty of Limerick in 1691.

Long lonely I go Under frost, under snow, Hunted through hill and through hollow. '' - By Denis G. Marnane

Loki
Monday, June 16th, 2003, 10:48 PM
:yipee Excellent idea, VB. Yes, it was probably time for a change, and your new avatar looks good. Not only good, but personally significant for you, too.

How many of you other people have family coat of arms pictures?

Loki

Scáthach
Monday, June 16th, 2003, 10:52 PM
this is mine:
Coat of Arms: Red with three silver griffins heads.
Crest: A red griffin holding in the sinister claw a dagger.

Loki
Monday, June 16th, 2003, 11:08 PM
Here is mine....

Conquistador
Monday, June 16th, 2003, 11:21 PM
Sorry folks, my last name will remain privately hidden. :D But I will give you a teaser, my surname orginates from the Galicia region of Spain.

Evolved
Tuesday, June 17th, 2003, 09:35 AM
Father's family de la Noue

Evolved
Tuesday, June 17th, 2003, 09:41 AM
Mother's family, Anglo Saxons :knight

Von Braun
Tuesday, June 17th, 2003, 01:21 PM
Mother's family, Anglo Saxons

From where?

Scáthach
Tuesday, June 17th, 2003, 02:58 PM
my mother's side of the family were great soldiers and leaders, all the men were in the IRA or the IRB in their time and proud,true patriots :)
the gaeilge of the surname is more accurate for us really :)

''Ó Faoláin is the name of an important Irish sept prominent in the southeast of the country. The name is derived from the gaelic word "faol" meaning a wolf, "faoláin" being a diminutive form (little wolf). The original Faoláin from whom the surname is derived, was nineteenth in descent from Fiacha Suidhe, a younger brother of Conn of the Hundred Battles, who reigned as High King for thirty five years until his death in A.D. 157. This makes the O Faoláin sept of the same origin as Commisky and Ó Bric. It is said that the Irish names Ó Faoileáin and Ó hAoileáin (Hyland) are simple variant forms of the same name that arose as members of the sept spread beyond the original territory.''

Evolved
Tuesday, June 17th, 2003, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by Von Braun
From where?

From England :)

Ogden (origin: Local Saxon) From ock, oak-tree, and den, a valley; the oak vale, or shady valley. Ogduine, in the Gaelic, signifies a young man, from Og, young, and duine, a man; Ogdyn, in the Welsh, has the same signification.

The de la Noue family originates in France, moving to Belgium. Another branch became known as Delano (http://www.delanoye.org/), the original surname of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

http://www.verenigdestatenvanamerika.com/presidenten/fdroosevelt03.jpg