Gleann Abhann LoI dated 2017-02-01


Unto All the glorious company of the College of Heralds do I, боярыня Гроза Новгородская of the Ram Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, bring salutations on this glorious winter day in the River Valley Realm!

1: Gunnulf hvitskeggr - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2015, via Gleann Abhann.

Quarterly vert and sable, four anchors fouled of their cable, on a chief argent a bar engrailed to chief and invected to base azure.

2: Lorccán hua Conchobair - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2003, via Caid.

Vert, two serpents nowed argent between two spears Or, a bordure argent.

Old Item: Vert, a plate between two pallets couped Or and a bordure argent., to be retained as a badge.

3: Marsha Byarde Reuel - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Spelling (As offered) most important.

England Births and Christenings
Name Marsha Wittam
Gender Female
Christening Date 15 Apr 1581
Father's Name Richard Wittam
Indexing Project (Batch) Number C04193-1
System Origin England-ODM
GS Film number 571177

Name Elsabeth Byarde
Gender Female
Christening Date 22 Mar 1578
Christening Place St Modwen's, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
Indexing Project (Batch) Number C04287-9
System Origin England-ODM
GS Film number 1278931
-- "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014), Elsabeth Byarde, 22 Mar 1578; citing St Modwen's, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,278,931.

"England Births and Christenings 1538-1975" FamilySearch Willim. Reuel, 28 Mar 1579; citing SNODLAND,KENT,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 992,535.

The batch number for Willim. Reuel is Indexing Project (Batch) Number C13513-1

4: Sigveig Snæbiarnardóttir - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in July of 1992, via Atlantia.

Old Item: Sarra Mary Heryngton, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Norse) most important.
Meaning (Sigvig - victorious battle; Snæbjorn- snow bear) most important.

Sigveig: OW Norse

Sig - Victory, Conquest

Veig - strong, powerfull or battle or competent in battle, skilled with weapons

Sigveig is a header under "Old Norse Women's Names" on the Viking Answer Lady Webpage ( by Gunnvôr silfrahárr. The entry says it was "found in OW.Norse as Sigveig."

Snæbjorn: OW Norse

Snæ - snow

Bjorn - bear

Snæbjorn is a header under "Old Norse Men's Names" on the same site ( The entry says that "most proper names are compounded in the oldest form of snær."
From the Viking Answer Lady's "Old Norse Names: Surnames: Patronymics and Matronymics" ( "Mens' names that end in -biörn ("bear") or -örn ("eagle") change form slightly in the genitive, becoming -biarnar and -arnar."

Correction to Name (2017-Feb-15 09:02:03): Snæbjarnardóttir is what is wished in spelling - it was brought to attention that the i or the j are registerable.

With all best wishes and deepest gratitude to those who have commented previously and will continue commenting,

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Gleann Abhann

OSCAR counts 1 New Name, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Device and 1 New Device Change. These 4 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $16 for them. There are a total of 4 items submitted on this letter.