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Ealdormere LoI dated 2017-08-24

Unto the Sovereigns and other members of the College of Arms of the Society, come greetings from Dietrich von Sachsen, Green Mantle Herald Acting.

It is the intent of the Ealdormere College of Heralds to submit the following for your consideration.

1: Alienor la fileuse - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2011, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A wooden drop spindle proper, threaded Or


2: Dafydd ap Owen ap Cole - New Device

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Per pale sable and ermine, a ferret rampant contourny per pale argent and sable and a bordure rayonny counterchanged

Correction to Device (2017-Aug-28 11:08:03): The blazon should be a weasel rampant, not a ferret.


3: Dýrfinna Hróaldsdóttir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Old Norse/Norwegian) most important.

Dýrfinna: The Old Norse Name, by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson pp. 9

The first element Dýr- may be from Old Icelandic dýr, "deer", or else from Old Icelandic dýrr, 'dear, precious".

The second element -finna is the feminine of Old Icelandic finnr, which means "Saami, Laplander."

The word is often mistranslated as "a person from Finland, a Finn", and often is used to mean "sorcerer, magician, practicioner of seiðr, since the Saami were believed to be mighty magicians.

This name appears in Landnámabók for Dýrfinna, mother of Þórsteinm smiðr Skeggjason ("the smith") in ch. 67. http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml

Hróaldsdóttir: - Patronymic Hróaldr + sdóttir. From Viking Names found in Landnámabók, by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html

Hróaldr is sited 14 times in Landnámabók. Original source: The Old Norse Name, by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson


4: Ealdormere, Kingdom of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A seeblatt gules semy of trillums argent

This badge is for use by the Ealdormere College of Heralds. Permission to create has been attached below.


5: Edmund Drewery - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Middle English, circa 1380) most important.
Meaning (Surname like "love, friendship") most important.

Edmund: English masculine name, Edmund is attested twice in "Yorkshire Masculine Names from 1379" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/yorkshire/yorkm.html

Drewery : from Old French duirie, druerie "love, friendship", or "love-token, sweetheart." From "Names in the 1319 Subsidy Roll of London: Surnames", by Sara L. Uckelman known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/surlondon1319.html


6: Flóki inn fagri - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Old Norse) most important.
Culture (9th Century Norwegian) most important.

Flóki: From The Old Norse Name, by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson p. 9 s.n. Flóki; Originally a by-name, perhaps related to Modern Norwegian floke, "outspoken and enterprising man." Found in West Scandinavia as a personal name from the 800s on, soon dropped out of use in Norway except for a few instances as a by-name from the 900s. May occur in a Danish place name. Appears in the Anglo-Scandinavian place-names Flocheton, Floketun.

http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml

inn fagri: from "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók", by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) inn fagri is sited 3 times in Landnámabók.

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html


7: Guntram of Northgeatham - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2016, via Ealdormere.

Per bend argent and vert, a raven rising maintaining an axe sable, and three bees Or.


8: Guntram of Northgeatham - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2016, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A raven rising sable maintaining an axe bendwise Or


9: Guntram of Northgeatham - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2016, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) Two axes crossed in saltire sable, overall a bee Or.


10: Guoillauc filius Brancu - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in November of 2006, via Ealdormere.

Old Item: Gillian of Ravenglass, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Latinized Brythonic/Cymric (Welsh), 7th-9th century) most important.

Guoillauc: Personal name found on the Pillar of Eliseg/Elise's Pillar, a 9th-century monument, as the patronymic element of "Eliseg filius Guoillauc". Y Cymmrodor: The Magazine of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, Volumes 20-22, page 62. Cited in "The First Thousand Years of British Names" article by Heather Rose Jones/Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, on the Academy of St. Gabriel website (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/british1000/).

filius Brancu: Latin for "son of Brangu". Brancu is dated to the 9th century. From Heather Rose Jones "The First Thousand Years of British Names" Appendix 3, 1998. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/british1000/appendix3.html#app3 Accessed August 24th, 2017.


11: Isabella Bonifant - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Bonifant) most important.
Meaning (Good Child) most important.

Isabella: Englihs feminine name, Isabella is attested 95 times in "Yorkshire Feminine Names from 1379" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/yorkshire/yorkf.html

Bonifant : Desc. From French bon enfant, "good child". From "Names in the 1319 Subsidy Roll of London: Surnames", by Sara L. Uckelman known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/surlondon1319.html

Correction to Name (2017-Aug-14 07:08:58): Should say English, not Englihs feminine name.


12: Mara of Scraeling Althing - New Name & New Device

Or, in fess four lozenges gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Mara) most important.

Mara: English feminine name; found in Mara Sparrowe, christened February 1st, 1574, in Highworth, Wiltshire.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRGZ-RXW, batch No. C15268-1.

of Scraeling Althing: Local Branch name. OANDA finds:

Skraeling Althing, Barony of

This appeared in January of 1982 (via the Middle) as a mis-spelling of Scraeling Althing, Barony of the. The error was corrected in September of 2006 (via the Middle).


13: Marrin von Waldburg - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2010, via Ealdormere.

Gules, a trillium argent charged with three maple leaves gules


14: Marrin von Waldburg and Órlaith inghean uí Sheanacháin - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Marrin von Waldburg) registered exactly as it appears in July of 2010, via Ealdormere.
OSCAR finds the name (Órlaith inghean uí Sheanacháin) registered exactly as it appears in February of 2014, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) Two besoms inverted crossed in saltire purpure

This badge is to be jointly held, with Marrin as the primary holder.


15: Nessa von Waldburg - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2016, via Ealdormere.

Argent, a bear rampant purpure charged with a heart argent, a bordure purpure


16: Pippa Soranzo - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (15th Century Venentian/Italian) most important.

Pippa: Pippa appears as a given mane from "A Listing of all Women's Given Names from the Condado Section of the Florence Catasto of 1427" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/womensalpha.html

Soranzo: descriptive or patronymic byname, a shortened form of Superanzo or Superancio ('excellent, superabundant'), also used as a given name.

https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html


17: Rachael Catherine McLellan - Resub Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2003, via Ealdormere.

Gules, three escallops argent charged with a pellet, as an augmentation between the escallops, a mullet of twelve points Or

Augmentation of Arms, as awarded on September 28th, 2002 (as recorded in Wolfium here: http://wolfium.com/search.php?iduser=1075)

Also included was a letter from Countess Jolicia affirming the award.

The previous submission, Gules, three escallops argent each charged with a pellet, and for augmentation, between the escallops a mullet of four greater and eight lesser points Or, was returned in the May 2017 LoAR:

"Rachael Catherine McLellan. Augmentation of arms. Gules, three escallops argent each charged with a pellet, and for augmentation, between the escallops a mullet of four greater and eight lesser points Or.

This augmentation must be returned for lack of documentation of this depiction of a mullet. Mullets of equal greater and lesser points are considered a step from period practice; this depiction of a mullet of four greater and eight lesser points takes it beyond even that questionable practice. Absent evidence of their use in period heraldry, mullets of greater or lesser points must strictly alternate greater and lesser points."

This is a redraw of the augmentation.

Correction to Augmentation of Arms (2017-Jul-24 21:07:51): This is a redesign of the augmentation, not a redraw.


18: Ragnheiðr Hróaldsdóttir - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2016, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A forget-me-not azure charged with an eye argent, irised gules


19: Rúnfastr Spaki - New Name

Meaning (wise, sensible, peaceable) most important.

Rúnfastr: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon, by Lena Peterson s.n.

Rúnfastr, Rún-, -fastr, Rúni, Fasti. Found in Old Swedish as Runvast. The first element Rún- is from OW.Norse rún (from Germanic *rúnó) in the original sense of "secret, hidden knowledge." For the second element -fastr see above. Runic examples include the nominative case form runfast... and the accusative case forms runfast, runfastr. A short form of masculine names in Rún- is Rúni. A short form of names in Fast- or -fastr is Fasti.

http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml

Spaki: An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nded. Oxford: Clarendon by Cleasby, Richard and Guðbrandr Vigfusson. p. 580 s.v. spakr Found in Old Swedish as the by-name Spake and in OW.Norse as the by-name Spaki. From the OW.Norse adjective spakr "wise, sensible, peaceable."

Occursas a personal name in the runic genitive case form sb(in)ka in DR120 $ : "Áskatla raised this stone ..gísl, Spaki's son.

http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml


Many and warmest thanks to those who have taken the time to comment and thus advance the art and science of heraldry in the Society.

Dietrich von Sachsen

Green Mantle Herald (Acting)


OSCAR counts 7 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 4 New Devices and 7 New Badges. These 19 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $76 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Augmentation of Arms. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 20 items submitted on this letter.

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