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East April 1 LoI dated 2009-04-01

Unto Olwyn Laurel, Istvan Wreath, Aryanhwy Pelican, the SCA College of Arms, and all others who do receive this letter, greetings from the Eastern College of Heralds. [*] It is our intent to register, or at any rate inflict upon you, the following items.

Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity, allows any changes, and allows a holding name.

[*] The office of Blue Tyger is currently in transition, so we're not entirely sure whom to blam... er, we mean credit, for issuing this letter.

This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

1: Achy Stifleg - New Name & New Device

Purpure, a crutch Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Achy is a masculine given name found in the Bury St. Edmunds estate survey of c. 1100(?), as cited by Cecily Clark, "Willelmus rex? vel alius Willelmus" (In: Jackson P, ed. Word, Names and History: Selected Papers, Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1995, p. 285). It is described as being based on the Scandinavian Áki.

Stifleg appears in R&W (s.n. Breakleg, p. 62) with the meaning of--unsurprisingly--'stiff leg'. An example is John Stifleg, dated to 1363.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

2: All Done - New Name & New Device

Azure, a billet argent charged in sinister base with a delf sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 16c. English.

All is a masculine name dated to 1573 in Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman), "English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/parishes/parishes.html). The one instance of this name was taken from a register of Gateshead Marriages 1558-1597 (http://www.genuki.org.uk/).

Done is dated to 1571 and 1596 in Julie Kahan, "Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615". (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/parish/surnames_d.html). The two instances were from the registers of Durham St Oswald Marriages 1538-1734 and Durham St Margaret Marriages 1534-1739 (also at http://www.genuki.org.uk/).


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

3: Argentina Silver - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of March 31, 2008 as submitted.

Azure, a bend argent and a base engrailed azure, overall a lion rampant argent.

Her name was forwarded to Laurel on the East's April 1st LoI dated 3/31/2008. It was supposed to be ruled on in July, but for some reason there's no mention of it on the LoAR.

The use of no-contrast elements in this device is consistent with Hungarian regional style as shown in Öt évszázad címerei by Nyulászi Straub Éva (Babits Kiadó, Szekszárd, 1999; also online at the Hungarian National Archives: http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/lpext.dll/mol_cimer/1/5?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&2.0).

Examples of a white critter against a white or partially white background:

Jablonovei Buthor, 1430: Azure, an eagle's head contourny issuant from a trimount argent. http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/lpext.dll/mol_cimer/1/10

Kispalugyai-Boda, 1417: Argent, a tree atop a base vert, "underall" a hare courant contourny argent. http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/lpext.dll/mol_cimer/1/70

Szegedy, 1579: Per fess gules and argent, atop a base vert a wolf statant maintaining an arrow bendwise sinister argent. http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/lpext.dll/mol_cimer/1/f5

Tóth, 1587: Per bend sinister azure and gules, a bend sinister argent and a base vert, overall a cat statant argent spotted sable maintaining a lily argent. http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/lpext.dll/mol_cimer/1/107

Bíró, 1606: Argent, a palm tree proper between a unicorn rampant contourny and a lion couchant argent, all atop a base vert. http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/lpext.dll/mol_cimer/1/164

Examples of an azure field and a base also azure (generally depicted so as to look like water):

Vízkelethy, 1569: Azure, issuant from a base [sorta engrailed] azure a mountain and a demi-unicorn argent. http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/lpext.dll/mol_cimer/1/40

Gyulafehérvári Somogyi, 1599: (bottom of a per fess) Azure, a boat Or atop a base wavy azure. http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/lpext.dll/mol_cimer/1/48

Inasolczi Pásztorovics, 1560: (quarterly, 2nd; 3rd is the mirror image) Azure, a demi-horse issuant from a base engrailed azure. http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/lpext.dll/mol_cimer/1/cd

Keresztessy, 1572: Azure, a Turk and a Hungarian standing in water azure. http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/lpext.dll/mol_cimer/1/e2

Zvonarics, 1602: Per fess azure and wavy azure, a dove volant argent. http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/lpext.dll/mol_cimer/1/14a

Other examples of no contrast:

Bachvai Dempse, 1434: Azure, a demi Paschal lamb argent issuant from a base nebuly azure and gules. http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/lpext.dll/mol_cimer/1/14

Batthyány, 1500: Azure, issuant from a mountain a demi-lion Or [and other stuff]. http://www.arcanum.hu/mol/lpext.dll/mol_cimer/1/24

These examples should be sufficient to show that no-contrast designs are not uncommon in period Hungarian heraldry. Tóth, 1587 (cited above) has all the design elements used here: an animal overall an ordinary and a base. This submission therefore satisfies the requirements of RfS VIII.6.b., Regional Style.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

4: Easter Day - New Name & New Device

Vert, three coneys couchant and on a chief argent three latin crosses sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Easter is a feminine given name (one instance noticed) in Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman), "English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/parishes/parishes.html). It is dated to 1615 (Old English calendar, so 1616 using modern calendar). The source is based on Durham St Nicholas Marriages 1521-1719 (http://www.genuki.org.uk/).

Day is a surname dated to 1596 in Aryanhwy's "Names found in Minchinhampton, Glouchestershire Marriage Registers 1566-1600" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/minchinhampton.html). Unfortunately, the link where the register is found is no longer valid.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

5: Ermine Spot - New Name & New Device

Vert ermined, a dog rampant argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (English-French) most important.
Culture (14c. England) most important.

Ermine is a given name found in Brunissende Dragonette de Brocéliande (Mathilde Poussin), "Caidan KWHSS Procedings: Some Names From Picardy in the 14th c. - From Armorial du dénombrement de la Comté de Clermont en Beauvaisis 1373-1376." Two occurrences were listed: Ermine de Campremi and Ermine du Chastel.

Spot is from R&W, s.n. Spott, p. 421. The submitted spelling appears in the 13th through 15th centuries, for example William Spot 1313.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

6: Harald Voyce - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (14c. English) most important.

Harald is both a given name and surname found in R&W (s.n. Harold, pp. 217-8); for example Philip Harald 1327. R&W states that most forms of this name derived from ON Haraldr.

Voyce is a surname in R&W (s.n. Voice, p. 468), dated in this spelling to 1379. The name is derived from the French placename Voise (Eure-et-Loir).

The client's original name submission of Eorl Mareschal was considered to be presumptuous and was returned at kingdom. He has completely changed the name to hopefully resolve this issue.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

7: Malle Coppe - New Name & New Device

Azure, in pale seven bezants and in sinister an escutcheon Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Malle is listed as a variant of Mary in Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott), "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Mary). R&W (s.n. Malin, p. 295) also states that Malle was a pet name for Mary, and gives a date of 1295 (but no specific examples of its use as a feminine given name).

Coppe (ibid, s.n. Copp, p. 109) is dated to 1192 and 1212: Robert, Geoffrey Coppe. It is derived from the OE cop or copp, 'top or summit', referring to the head.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

8: Santa Barbara - New Name & New Device

Per fess argent and Or, a fess and in canton a tower gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 16c. Hungarian.

Santa is a Hungarian byname meaning 'lame', found in this spelling dated to 1387, 1432, 1536, 1550, 1557, 1573, 1574, 1576, 1587, 1590, and 1600 in Kázmér Miklós: Régi Magyar családnevek szótára (Magyar Nyelvtudományi Társaság, Budapest, 1993), s.n. Sánta.

Barbara is a feminine name dated in this spelling to 1568, 1569, 1579, 1586, 1595, and 1600 in Hungarian contexts (surname first) in Kolosvari Arpadne Julia: "And the Last Shall Be First" (KWHS Proceedings, 2004), Appendix B, s.n. Borbála.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

9: Six Pach - New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and sable, six covered cups argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Client requests authenticity for 15c. Germany.

Both names are found in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497", a list compiled from taxation records by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman):

Six is a masculine given name found four times in this spelling in Nürnberg.(http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html).

Pach is found once in the list of surnames, from cities surrounding Nürnberg (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/surnamesnurnn-z.html).


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

10: Urban Rapp - New Name & New Device

Or, issuant from a funnel bendwise sable a demi-roundel sable fretty argent, in chief two roundels sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Urban is a masculine name found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckleman), "German Names from Rottweil, Barden-Württemberg, 1441" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/rottweil1441.html), with one occurence in the Juden Ort region.

Rapp is a surname from the same source (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/rottweilsur.html), with one occurence in the O[u]w region (where the letter in brackets indicates a superscript over the previous letter).


Bibliography

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Third edition, Oxford University Press, 1995.


OSCAR counts 9 New Names and 9 New Devices. These 18 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $54 for them. There are a total of 18 items submitted on this letter.

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