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Æthelmearc ILoI dated 2017-09-09

Greetings unto Sofie Silver Buccle and the College of Heralds of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. This is Æ197, internal letter of intent. This letter includes the remainder of the Pennsic submissions. It is the intent of the Garnet office to submit the following elements to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms for registration.

1: Birna Rikardskona inn blakki bjarn -Resub Name & Resub Device

Or, in pale two bears statant contourny sable, a bordure azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Birna, wife of Richard Black Bear) most important.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Birna: Geirr Bassi, pg. 8 as a female given name.

Ríkarðr is found in Geirr Bassi, pg. 14 as a male given name. Based on Appendix A, this can be listed a Rikardr. Page 17 of Geirr Bassi lists Rikards as the genitive form and Appendix A lists -kona as meaning 'wife'.

inn blakki is found in Geirr Bassi, pg. 20 as a descriptive byname meaning 'black'.

bjarn is 'bear', Geirr Bassi has 'bjarki' as bear cub, we are asking assistance for a correct version of the byname.

Client is married to Rikardr inn blakki bjarn whose name submission appears elsewhere in this letter. The form states that this is a resub at kingdom, but there is no record of a previous submission in OSCAR.

Herald of Record: Muirenn ingen Dunadaig

The form states that this is a resub at kingdom, but there is no record of a previous submission in OSCAR.


2: Bolli Gunnarsson -New Name & New Device

Per fess embattled argent and purpure, a bear's pawprint and a dragon counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Norse) most important.
Culture (Norse) most important.

Herald of Record: Jehan de la Marche

Bolli Norse male given name Geirr Bassi p. 8.

Gunnarr Norse male given name Geirr Bassi Bassi p. 10.

Gunnarsson patronymic formed according to p.17. Many Gunnarssons. Closest seems to be Blanda Gunnarsson, March 2015 An Tir

Herald of Record: Michael Langley

SFPP for the paw print


3: Deborah Schmöcker -New Name & New Device

Or, a bear rampant sable armed and langued gules between three drop spindles sable threaded gules.

No major changes.
Sound (None specified) most important.

Herald of Record: Beatrice Dominici della Campana

Deborah: dated 22 Feb, 1616, Family Search batch C 95748-1, Baden, Germany, in the record of

Anna Deborah Thoma (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NZNW-CYY)

Schmöcker: Bahlow, SN Schmöcker, pg 499, Holstein 1361.

Herald of Record: Jeanne de Robin


4: Elena Modarova vnuka -New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2008, via Atlantia.

Winton Company

Winton: per Family Search web site, name "Annis Winton" attested to 1578, Little Horwood, Buckingham, England; numerous other entries. Batch C14542-1. (https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3Awinton~%20%2Bbatch_number %3Ac14542-1).

Company: SENA Appendix E, item B allow "Company" for household names.


5: Eleonora Pescatore di Seravezza -New Name & New Device

Vert, a dog couchant Or and on a chief wavy argent three fish haurient azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Italian.
Sound (Given name: ele-O-nora) most important.
Culture (Italian) most important.
Meaning (By-name : fisherman from Seravezza) most important.

Herald of Record: Ranolfr Rosamon

Eleonora found in Italy: Latin: 1527 Eleonora (nom) Rome 1527 p 88. Found in DMNES, citing Jaques Bonaparte, Sac de Rome.

Pescatóre - vocative byname meaning "fisher or fisherman" in Florios 1611 Italian/English Dictionary (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/florio/). The accent is an editorial mark and is not registered.

di Seravezza Locative name of/from Seravezza. <Serauezza> is found in a 1568 edition of Georgio Vasari's _Le vite de' piu eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori_ (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k54558939/f23.image).

Submitter understands the "di" may need to change to "de" or "da", they would prefer "di". Locative bynames with di are rare but allowed.

CONSTRUCTION: As in SENA App A for Italian: Given+Family+Locative

Client allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.

Herald of Record: Alys Mackyntoich


6: Emma de Harewude -New Name Change & New Device

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Azure, a rabbit rampant sustaining in his forepaws a bow and nocked arrow, and in chief two oak leaves argent.

Old Item: Caterina da Venezia, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (byname to reflect sound (no sound specified)) most important.

Herald of Record: Alan Fairfax

Emma: to 1169 in Withycombe, p.103 s.n. Emma.

"de Harewude" is a constructed English byname, based on the documented form "Harewode" and the spelling variant "wude" for "wode" found in MED.

de Harewode: Bernard de Harewode 1242. Reaney, p.219, s.n. Harwood.

"wude" spelling variant: MED s.v. "wode" -wude. The MED s.v. wude dates Alanus de Estwude to 1204.

Client allows adding or deleting a word such as "de" or "the" or changing the language if the change is small.

Herald of Record: Michael Langley

On the forms under Caterina da Venezia, Caterina also submitted a name change to Emma de Harewude. Thus, these two items have been paired. Client has approved this action.


7: Graçia Benitez -New Name & New Device

Argent, two domestic cats rampant regardant addorsed and in chief three demi-ravens wings displayed sable each issuant from a wooden nest proper

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (ben-EE-tez) most important.

Herald of Record: Thomas Haworth

Graçia: found in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) listed as part of the full name 'Graçia Dey' in the list: "Names from the Account Books of Isabel la Catolica (1477-1504, mostly 1483-1504) -- Full Names of Men: F - I"

Benitez is the mother's registered surname: Emilia Benitez, registered in March of 2007 (via AEthelmearc).

Benitez: also found in the book "Del origen y milagros de la Santa Imagen de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria", by Alonso de Espinosa, 1594 (https://books.google.com/books?id=HMRchUL-Z64C).

Herald of Record: Mathghamhain Ua Ruadhain


8: Gremian Ulfheðinsson -New Name & New Device

Vert, a human statant, hooded and cloaked with the skin of a wolf and maintaining in both hands a spear palewise argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (enraged or provoked) most important.

Herald of Record: Beatrice Domenici della Campana

Bosworth Toller Anglo Saxon Dictionary shows Gremian as a verb meaning to provoke or rage (http://www.bosworthtoller.com/051184). The submitter would very much appreciate the assistance of the College in documenting this verb as an Anglo Saxon (or compatible) given name. Should that not be possible, he will accept reg stration as Grim, documented as a header spelling in PASE.

Ulf-heðinn is found on pg 245 of Cleasby/Vigfusson, header Heðinn, with the meaning wolf-coat, the name of a berserker. Ulfheðinsson is a constructed patromymic of the the aforementioned given name.

Client allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.

Herald of Record: Michael Langley

Client has sent reference photo of picture of armored wolf to Beatrice.


9: Harun ibn Hassan al-Gharbi -New Name & New Device

Gules, on a pale sable fimbriated between in chief two lion heads erased, a tower argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 8th century Iberian Moor.
Language (Iberian region around Portugal) most important.
Culture (Iberian region around Portugal) most important.

Herald of Record: Dai Gerdwr

Harun: Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices, Da'ud ibn Auda (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm).

ibn Hassan: ibid al-Gharb: locative, "The West", Spelling: (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Jewish/Cairo/cairo_women.html)

Sitt al-Gharb southernmost portion of Portugal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gharb_Al-Andalus)

Byname formation of this name would be al-Gharbi, per Juliana de Luna

Herald of Record: Melodia Beaupel


10: Hrafn askasmiðr -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Hrafn the viking) most important.

Herald of Record: Rhiannon Morgaine

Hrafn: Geirr Bassi p. 14 shown as an italicized male name indicating a variation found in the Landnamabok.

askasmaðr: Geirr Bassi p. 19 - meaning "viking, pirate".

CONSTRUCTION: given+descriptive according to Gierr Bassi p. 5-6.


11: Hrǫngviðr Vegandi -New Name & New Device

Gules, on a bend sinister between two bears jambs fesswise argent a bear's head couped palewise sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Norse) most important.
Culture (Norse) most important.

Herald of Record: Jehan de la Marche

Hrǫngviðr Norse given name Geirr Bassi p.11

Vegandi nickname "the battler" Geirr Bassi p.29

Herald of Record: Steve of Tirnewydd


12: Jodocus van Cleeff -New Name & New Device

Per chevron azure and vert, a point pointed ploye argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Low countries, especially Netherlands but will accept German) most important.
Culture (Low countries, especially Netherlands but will accept German) most important.

Herald of Record: Solveig Throndardottir

Jodocus - Jodocus Krines (1619) Prussian name, FamilySearch Historical Records M97127-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JHW6-VZW).

Joannes An Cleeff (1591), Prussian name, FamilySearch, Batch Number: M96512-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JHHQ-MQH)

van is the Low German form of the locative preposition von [Elzebeth van Rostock, 12/2014, A-Calontir].

This is documented as a Prussian name, but the submitter prefers it to be Dutch if possible. Prefers Jodocus Van Der Clooff or Jodocus Van Der Cleeff, but will accept: Jodocus Van Cleeff, Jodocus Van Cloof, Jodocus Cleeff, or Jodocus Cloof. The submitter has no preferences as to capitalization of the preposition.

Client allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.

Herald of Record: Beatrice Domenici della Campana


13: Katryne Whyt of Kings Crossing -New Name & New Device

Argent, a frog tergiant vert and in base a rose proper

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Scottish.
Sound (Sound: CATH-rin White) most important.

Herald of Record: Ranolfr Rosamon

Katryne: "A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott, scott@math.csuohio.edu), Section: A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records : Post-1400 Names,

Heading: Katherine, Entry: Katryne 1528 [SCARTH, 712] (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/scottishfem.html)

Whyt: Blacks "The Surnames of Scotland" under heading White, at the end of the enrty is "Whyt 1646, Whytt 1677."

Kings Crossing: This branch-name was registered to Shire of Kings Crossing in February of 2003 (via AEthelmearc).

CONSTRUCTION: Per SENA Appendix A under English/Welsh: Scots: given+pat+loc

Client allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.

Herald of Record: Muirenn ingen Dunadaig


14: Rikardr inn blakki bjarn -New Name & New Device

Or, in pale two bears statant sable and a bordure gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Richard Blackbear) most important.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Ríkarðr is found in Geirr Bassi, pg. 14 as a male given name. Based on Appendix A, this can be listed as Rikardr.

inn blakki is found in Geirr Bassi, pg. 20 as a descriptive byname meaning 'black'.

bjarn is 'bear', Geirr Bassi has 'bjarki' as bear cub, we are asking for a correct version of the byname.

Herald of Record: Muirenn ingen Dunadaig


15: Roderick Longschaunk -New Name & New Device

Per fess embattled argent and gules, a warhammer fesswise sable and a tankard argent en soleil Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Sounds like Roderick Longshank(s)) most important.

Herald of Record: Galefridus Peregrinus

Roderick: Per Academy of St Gabriel's Report 1229 by Arval Benicoeur (http://s-gabriel/1229); states: "Roderick is an English or Scots form of a name brought to Britain by the Normans. The name ultimately derived from Germanic roots, and forms of it survived in several western European languages; but Roderick is found only in Britain [1]." The footnote cites Withycombe. Also Roderick Thomas, male, 20 Oct 1588, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, England. Batch #M03733-1. (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKCC-MQN)

Longschaunk: Per Reaney and Wilson, p. 284 SN Longshank, Longschaunk attested to 1307.

Herald of Record: Muirenn ingen Dunadaig


16: Rollo Bastardson -New Name & New Device

Gules, on a bend sinister sable fimbriated between two crosses couped, three wolf's heads erased contourny argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (None specified) most important.

Herald of Record: Alan Fairfax

Rollo: Withycombe, 256, s.n. Rolf, notes Rollo as Latinized form of Rolf. Rolf is dated to 1086 and 1273.

Bastardson: constructed byname with pattern <father's byname> + <-son>. Pattern is referenced in the introduction to R&W, p. xx. Examples are "filius fabri" (1219) and "filius clerici" (1185). Also references subsidy rolls from 1296, 1327, 1332: "In all these sources there are additional examples of Reveson, Smithson, etc. Occassionally the surname is based on the father's surname. In Cambridgeshire John Brunisson and William Broun occur in the same parish as do Richard and William Lawisson and Henry Law. In Cumberland, Hugh Moserghson was presumably the son of Thomas de Mosergh."

Bastard: Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Bastard. Robert Bastard (1086), William le Bastard (1297). Although it's not relevant to the documentation, the submitter is the son of Nicholas the Bastard (unregistered), generally called "Bastard", so he developed this constructed name in a period fashion. Name is intended to be from late 12th-century England.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth


17: Shait ben Mikha'el -New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Shait ben Mikha'el in January of 2008, via Æthelmearc.

Maison de la Serenité

(Fieldless) A leaf fesswise vert pierced by a spear argent.

Meaning (meaning of serenity) most important.

Herald of Record: Thomas Haworth

"Maison" is found in "A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues Compiled by Randle Cotgrave, London, Printed by Adam Islip Anno 1611. Assembled from two scans in the French National Library by Greg Lindahl" (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cotgrave/598.html). This dates the spelling to 1611 in English context.

"Serenité"is found in "A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues Compiled by Randle Cotgrave, London, Printed by Adam Islip Anno 1611. Assembled from two scans in the French National Library by Greg Lindahl" (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cotgrave/863.html). This dates the spelling to 1611 in English context.

The name pattern is "House of the ship 'the serenity'". See "Merchant Ship Names in the 13th-15th centuries" by Sara L. Uckelman known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael. Compare to "la Blythe" sailing out of Hook, dated 1312/13.

The submitter has been counseled about stylistic problems and obtrusive modernity issues.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth


18: Shait ben Mikha'el -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Shait ben Mikha'el in January of 2008, via Æthelmearc.

Azure, a batwinged bison passant and in chief two clouds Or, a base indented argent

This submission is to be associated with Flying Buffalos, House of the

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth


19: Shirin as-Susiyya -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Persian.
Sound (None specified) most important.

This name combines a Persian given name and an Arabic byname.

Shirin: the modern Persian form of the name of a Persian queen who died in 628 and is a character in the medieval Persian epic Shah Nameh. Shirin was also used by medieval Persian people; it is found in Ursula Georges, "Some Persian feminine names and etymologies from the Timurid dynasty" (yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/timuridpersian.html).

The submitter would like a locative byname for someone from the ancient Persian city of Susa. The Arabic byname al-Susi is dated to 1221 on p. 226 of Jonathan Glustrom Katz, Dreams, Sufism and Sainthood, on Google Books at books.google.com/books?id=pYM0rdQLXr0C. The spelling as- is an alternative transliteration representing the pronunciation of the name, and the change from -i to -iyya is a feminization. We do not know whether al-Susi referred to the Persian city.


20: Skjǫldr skjótandi -New Name & New Device

Vert, a wolf's head erased environed of an increscent argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (old Norse) most important.
Culture (old Norse) most important.

Herald of Record: Thomas Haworth

Skjǫldr is a masculine form found in Geirr Bassi on p. 14.

skjótandi is found in Geirr Bassi, p. 27 as a nickname.

The name pattern Given name + descriptive/occupational byname is documented in SENA, Appendix A.

Allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.

Herald of Record: Michael Langley


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Madoc Garnet

Saiman Cornelian


OSCAR counts 16 Names, 1 Name Change, 2 Household Names, 15 Devices and 2 Badges. There are a total of 36 items submitted on this letter.

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