Gleann Abhann LoI dated 2017-06-06

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1: Abe Atsuko - New Name & New Device

Gules, two hawk feathers in saltire within a well frame argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Abe: uji (clan name): name of an ancient clan on NCMJ pg. 390 and also documented as a non-uji surname to at least 1147 on NCMJ pg. 315

Atsuko: nanori (given name) dated to 1183 on NCMJ pg. 142.

Name follows the structure "uji (clan) name + personal name" as would have been appropriate for a female during the Heian period.

2: Abu Hurairah 'Abd al-Aziz ibn al-Sarraj ibn al-Nasrani al-Rabi' - Resub Appeal of Laurel Return of Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Abu Hurairah 'Abd al-Aziz ibn al-Sarraj ibn al-Nasrani al-Rabi' in September of 2015, via Gleann Abhann.

Per chevron sable and vert, a satyr passant within three mascles argent.

This is a redraw after it was sent back on the September 2016 Laurel Letter. The client reworked the device per their recommendations. The correct files have been appended to this submission from commenting on the internal that discovered the incorrect files had been appended to the internal letter. Apologies.

3: Arnora Refr - New Name & New Device

Per fess sable and and argent, a sea fox reversed argent tailed azure.

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

Arnora: feminine name found in Geir Bassi, pg. 7

Refr: descriptive byname in Geir Bassi, pg. 26.

The Sea-fox has had socks added to further the identifiablity as a fox. Submitter is aware.

4: Aron Harcourt - New Name & New Device

Argent, a horse rampant between two flanches embattled sable each charged with a Jerusalem Cross argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Aron: Cardiff Records: Volume 5, originally published by Cardiff Records Committe, 1905 lists Aron ap Howell ("Ballivus Comitatûs de Kerdyf") under Sheriffs and Bailiffs of Glamorgan and Morganwg dated to 1299

Harcourt: Richard Harcourt, male, married Ales Care on 26 December 1550, St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London, England. Batch #M00152-1.

SENA allows for a Welsh-English mix of names.

Further information was uncovered by Gawain and Rohese. 'Name: Aron Pauley Gender: Male Christening dage 25 Feb 1598, Christening Place: Saint Dustan, Stepney, London, Englsnd Death Date 11 Sep 1603 Father's Name Aron Pauley Indexing Project (Batch) Number C05576-5 System Origin England-ODM GS film number 595417 (https://familysearcj/prg/ark:/61903/1:1.NPHX-7YN: 6 December 2014)

Graciously redrawn by Etienne Le Mons with submitter approval to better fit the space and animal. Many thanks to Etienne.

5: Esteban de Sevilla - New Name & New Device

Per fess Or and azure, a demi dragon issuant from the fess line sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Esteban: 3 instances listed including Esteban de Torrejoin (1560) from 16th Century Spanish Names by Elsbeth Anne Roth. URL:

de Sevilla: locative listed on Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century by Juliana de Luna. URL:

6: Jaroslav of Gleann Abhann - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Jaroslav: Masculine given name of Czech origin, found between 1287 and 1356. Found in "Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources", s.n. 'Jaroslav'. URL:

of Gleann Abhann: locative surname. Gleann Abhann is a registered Kingdom in the SCA.

Further information was pointed out during internal commentary: 'Wickenden 2nd ed. sn. Iaroslav

Jaroslav, 1107


He points to Moroshkin (unsurprisingly) p. 213 ( which points to Regesta Bohemiae et Moraviae but then I get a bit confused, because they seem to be pointing to records where it's spelled Jerozlaus and Jaroslaus in Latin-language documents.

The Cyrillic Ярославъ is the expected form of the reference in Wickenden to sn. Stog to Iaroslav Stogov, boiar's son. 1609

(His source is Tupikov p. 459, see:

If we use Wickenden's table of Romanisation ( that gives us:

Ярославъ -> Jaroslav" in "International Phonetic" which might be closer to the submitter's desired spelling, than Jaroslaus?'

We give many thanks to ffride wlffsdotter for this information being brought to light.

7: Maude de Fay - New Name & New Device

Per bend azure and vert, on a bend argent an attired pantheon rampant gules mullety Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Maude: A Dictionary of English Surnames, Reaney & Wilson, pg 302.

Fay: A Dictionary of English Surnames, Reaney & Wilson, pg 165.

Further information was uncovered during internal commentary: 'For an unambiguous given name, DMNES sn. Mathilda has:


1406 Maude

1408 Mavde

1431 Maude

1433 Maude

In Middle English.'

Many thanks to those who uncover information.

The pantheon has been shifted down as per suggestion and with submitter approval.

8: Nicolo Marcello - New Device

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

Azure, a chainless portcullis Or and a chief urdy argent.

9: Qabil al-Mwsyqar - Resub Appeal of Laurel Return of Device

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

Argent, three barrels palewise one and two azure and on a chief gules three arrowhead points to sinister Or

This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR. This device was returned administratively. No submission form for the device was uploaded in OSCAR. The device has been redrawn with with arrowhead points to be more identifiable and less like fish (and more in line with what the submitter wanted).

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 6 New Names and 6 New Devices. These 12 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $48 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Devices. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 14 items submitted on this letter.