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East LoI dated 2012-03-26

Unto SCA College of Arms, Laurel, Pelican, Wreath, and their staff, and all others who do receive this letter, greetings from Asa in Svarta, Blue Tyger Herald and Lillia da Vaux, Eastern Crown Herald.



The Eastern College herewith submits for approval and registration the following items, with our thanks.

This item was on the 06-2012 LoAR

1: Anthonye Saker - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in June of 2012, via the East.

Old Item: Antonio di Capizzi, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Elizabethan English) most important.
Culture (Elizabethan English) most important.

Both the given name and surname are found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/london1582.html).

Anthonye is found on the list of masculine names, with a count of 23 (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engmasclondon1582.html).

Saker is found on the list of bynames, with a count of 1 (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engsurlondon1582n-z.html).


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2: Archebios Achaios - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2012, via the East

Argent, a thunderbolt vert enflamed proper.

This submission conflicts with Endless Hills, Barony of (August 1999, AEthelmearc), Argent, a thunderbolt gules. A letter of permission to conflict was obtained from the current Baron and Baroness of Endless Hills:

I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Barbary Rose of Endless Hills, and I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Gunnarr of Endless Hills, given [submitter's legal name], known in the SCA as Archebios Achaios, permission for his armory "Argent, a thunderbolt vert enflamed proper" to look similar to, but not identical to, the Barony of Endless Hill's armory, "Argent, a thunderbolt gules". I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once [submitter]'s armory is registered.

Signed with legal signatures, each dated 07 Mar 2012


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3: Brénainn mac Fergusa - New Name & New Device

Sable, two wolf 's heads couped close respectant argent, a base checky sable and argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Old Irish Gaelic [c.700-c.900]) most important.
Culture (Old Irish Gaelic [c.700-c.900]) most important.

Brénainn is an Old Irish Gaelic masculine name found in Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Brenainn.shtml), with an Annals date of 770.

Fergusa is the genitive form of the Old Irish Gaelic masculine name Fergus (ibid., http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Fearghus.shtml), with Annals dates of 732-894.

Construction of a simple patronym using the particle mac 'son ' followed by the genitive of the father 's given name is found in Sharon Krossa, "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#simplepatronymicbyname).

Commenters noted that the name may conflict with Brian MacFergus (Mar. 1999, Trimaris).

Checky ordinaries may share a tincture with the field as long there is a simple outline, and identifiability is not lost [Rolland von Fries, Jan. 1995].


This item was on the 06-2012 LoAR

4: Brénainn mac Fergusa - New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2012, via the East

Sable, two wolf 's heads couped close respectant argent, a base checky sable and argent, and as an augmentation on a canton sinister Or a tyger passant azure.

The submitter was awarded a kingdom augmentation of arms at the Last Court of Lucan and Jana on 01 Oct 2011. A letter of permission to use the populace badge of the East as an augmentation was included:

We, <legal name>, known in the SCA as Phillip Reed, <legal name>, known in the SCA as Kiena Steward, Queen of the East, and <legal name>, known in the SCA as Gregor von Heisler, King of the East, grant permission for <legal name>, known in the SCA as Brénainn mac Fergusa, to use the badge of the East Kingdom, "(Fieldless) A tyger passant azure", registered in August 1973 via the East, as an augmentation to his armory. We further grant <legal name> permission to add an augmentation to his armory that conflicts with any armory registered to the Kingdom of the East. We understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once <legal name>'s armory is registered.

Signed by the King, Queen, and Seneschal of the East Kingdom (with legal names), dated 19 Nov 2011.

Checky ordinaries may share a tincture with the field as long there is a simple outline, and identifiability is not lost [Rolland von Fries, Jan. 1995].


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5: Brinwen the Fair - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2008, via the East

(Fieldless) An acorn argent crowned Or charged with a rose proper.

The submitter is a duchess (10 Apr 2010) and entitled to bear a crown in her armory.


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6: Bronwyn of Wentworth - New Name & New Device

Gules, on a bezant between three spiders Or a pair of scissors sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Bronwyn is found in the IGI Parish Extracts:

BRONWYN N. Female Marriage 26 July 1620 Northaw, Hertford, England JAMES HOWARD Batch: M012881

of Wentworth is a locative byname. Watts, s.n. Wentworth gives the spelling <Went(e)worth(e)>, dated 1335-1573. It is also found as an unmarked locative dated 1593-4 and 1610 in Bardsley, s.n. Wentworth.

Lastly, a <Thomas Wentworth de Wentworth, esq.> is mentioned in 'Yorkshire Fines: 1572', Feet of Fines of the Tudor period [Yorks]: part 2: 1571-83 (1888), pp. 13-26 (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=49651&strquery=wentworth). The bynames and place names have not been modernized.


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7: Charitye Dale - New Name & New Device

Argent, on a bend cotised gules a fleur-de-lys between two cinquefoils argent, and on a chief azure a cinquefoil between two fleurs-de-lys argent.

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

Charitye is a feminine given name found in "English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/parishes/parishes.html), dated 1601. There is one instance of this spelling.

Dale is found in "Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615" by Julie Stampnitzky (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/parish/surnames_d.html), dated 1591.

The armory submission is accompanied by a photocopy of Henry Bedingield and Peter Gwynn-Jones, Heraldry (Chartwell Books, Inc., 1993, p. 62), which depicts a similar device (Argent, on a bend cotised sable a fleur-de-lys between two cinqfoils argent, and on a chief azure a cross botony between two [some sort of plant] Or) that was granted by Wroithesley, Garter King of Arms from 1505-34.


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8: Connor Boddy - New Name & New Device

Quarterly sable and argent, on a cross gules between sinister two bears rampant sable, a sword Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Connor is found s.n. Connor in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada, "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents" (http://heraldry.sca.org/goodbye.cgi?url=http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/). There are 36 instances of this spelling, dated between 1597 and 1612.

Boddy is a surname found in the IGI Parish Extracts:

AGNES BODDY Female Marriage 7 May 1582 Eastbourne, Sussex, England GEORGE FRENCH Batch: M041201

AGNES BODDY Female Marriage 20 October 1594 Saint Mary Major, Exeter, Devon, England BRANARD PEARCE Batch: M051001

AGNES BODDY Female Christening 8 March 1600 Eastbourne, Sussex, England JOHN BODDY Batch: C041201

ALICE BODDY Female Christening 15 April 1587 Saint Clements, Hastings, Sussex, England JOHN BODDY Batch: C041241

CLEMENCE BODDY Female Christening 11 March 1581 Eastbourne, Sussex, England JOHN BODDY Batch: C041201

DENNICE BODDY Female Christening 6 January 1599 Chalvington, Sussex, England NICHOLAS BODDY Batch: K148021

(and others)

Anglicized Irish and English can be combined without a step from period practice [Meave Cunningham, 9/2010 LoAR, A-An Tir].

Correction (2012-Mar-29 15:03:31): The correct blazon is Quarterly sable and argent, on a cross gules between two bears rampant sable, a sword Or.


This item was on the 06-2012 LoAR

9: Davius Sainct-Jacques - New Name & New Device

Pean, on a sinister glove argent, a raven proper.

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

The name was submitted as Davius Saincte-Jacques, but the feminized spelling "Saincte" was corrected to the masculine form "Sainct", in order to match the documentation.

Davius is a masculine given name found in the IGI Parish Extracts:

DAVIUS DOODDE Male Marriage 27 June 1579 Irnham, Lincoln, England KATHERINA STRAWSONE Batch: M029413

The name is also found as the name of an English king in The pastime of people, or The chronicles of divers realms; and most especially of the realm of England, by Thomas Frognall Dibdin, published by John Rastell in 1529 (http://books.google.com/books?jtp=93&id=S18JAAAAQAAJ; p. 93):

Davius, brother to Kymor, reynyd next .x. yeer.

Morwidus, son to Dauius, reynyd next.

Sainct-Jacques is intended as a locative byname based on the pattern of naming French places after saints. Examples of this pattern are <de Sainct-Phalle> and <de Sainct-Blaise>, both found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "Names from a 1587 Tax Roll from Provins" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/provins1587.html).

The name of <Sainct Iacques> is found in the French caption for a 1560-80 woodcut entitled "Histoire de Jacques" (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b55001914n/f2.item). The submitted spelling Jacques is found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "Names found in a French Marriage Register, 1595" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/french1595.html), in the name <Jacques Des Vignolles>.

Unmarked locatives are rare in period French, but the examples <de Chouy/Chouy>, <de Pimont/Pimont>, and <de Faumont/Faumont> are found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada, "Names Found in Ambleny Registers 1578-1616" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Ambleny/SurnamesFreq.shtml). Additional support for unmarked locatives in French includes the following: <Jehan Paris> [1], <Jehan Sainct Denys> [2,3], and <Iehan Lyon> [4].

[1] Compte de JEHAN PARIS, receveur des rentes et revenues des terres de Villemor, Maraye, Chaourse, Ysles, Juilly et La Greve en Champagne, appartenant à M r le duc de Bourgoingne, conte de Flandres, d 'Artois et de Bourgoingne, tant en recepte comme en despense, des le dymenche avant la S. Andri 1387, 24 e jour du mois de novembre inclux, jusques audit jour 1388 apres ensuivant exclux (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b90595629/f3.image), published 1301-1400.

[2] Matériaux pour servir à l 'histoire de Marguerite d 'Autriche ..., Volume 2 (http://books.google.com/books?id=zLYPAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA452), p. 452, c. 1525.

[3] Les Faictz et dictz de feu de bonne mémoire maistre Jehan Molinet, contenans plusieurs beaulx traictez, oraisons et champs ["sic"] royaulx... nouvellement imprimez à Paris l'an mil cinq cens trente et ung, le neufviesme jour de décembre. On les vend au palais... à la bouticque de Jehan Longis et de la veufve Jehan Sainct Denys... ("Marque de Jehan de Saint-Denys".) - "A la fin" : Fin des Faictz et dictz de feu de bonne mémoire maistre Jehan Molinet, nouvellement imprimez à Paris l'an mil cinq cens XXXI pour Jehan Longis et la veufve feu Jehan Sainct-Denys... (http://books.google.com/books?id=z0l1QwAACAAJ), published in 1537.

[4] L'histoire de chronique, Volume 2 by Jean Froissart, Denis Sauvage (http://books.google.com/books?id=RQhEAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA68), p. 68. published 1559.

If the name cannot be registered without the preposition, the submitter will accept the wholly English name Davius Sainct Jacques. Sainct is a surname found in Bardsley, s.n. Saint, dated 1559, and Jacques is found as a surname in the IGI Parish Extracts:

JANETA JACQUES Female Christening 1 May 1580 Collingham, Yorkshire, England Batch: P004141

JOANNE JACQUES Female Marriage 16 October 1592 Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England PETER MELSHAM Batch: M014381

KATHARINE JACQUES Female Christening 15 July 1602 Saint Christopher Le Stocks, London, London, England JOHN JACQUES Batch: P020641


This item was on the 06-2012 LoAR

10: Davius Sainct-Jacques - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2012, via the East

Sable, nine gouttes in chevron inverted argent.

This submission is to be associated with Davius St. Jacques


This item was on the 06-2012 LoAR

11: Deaglán Ó Móráin - New Name

Deaglán is found in OC&M, s.n. Declán, which states that there is a Saint Declán who founded the monastery of Ardmore, Countty Waterford, and who is known as 'Patrick of Déisi'. The name is found in Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn, which was written in Early Modern Irish Gaelic between 1628 and 1636 (http://www.ucc.ie/celt/online/G100054/text073.html):

Do bhíodh trá céile comairce naoimh ag gach airdaicme d'uaislibh Gaedheal Éireann. Bíodh a fhiadhnaise sin ar na drongaibh-se síos: óir do bhíodh Caoimhghin Glinne dá Loch ag Tuathalachaibh is ag Branachaibh; Maodhóg Fearna ag Uíbh gCinnsealaigh; Moling ag Caomhánachaibh; Fionntain Chluana hEidhneach ag síol Mhórdha; Cainneach Achadh Bó ag Osruighibh; Ruadhán Lothra ag síol gCinnéididh; Deaglán ag na Déisibh; Séanna ag cloinn Bhriain Eatharlach; Gobnuid i Múscraidhe mic Diarmada; Colmán i n-Uíbh Mac Coille; agus mar sin ní bhíodh críoch ná cine i n-Éirinn gan coimairce chinnte naoimh nó bannaoimh aca da dtugaid cádhas is onóir.

"For the Tuathalaigh and the Branaigh had Caoimhghin of Glenn da Loch; the Ui Cinnsealaigh had Maodhog of Fearna; the Caomhanaigh had Moling; the siol Mordha had Fionntain of Cluain Eidhneach; the Ossorians had Cainneach of Achadh Bo; the siol gCinneidhidh had Ruadhan of Lothra; the Deise had Deaglan; the clann Briain of Eatharla had Seanna; Gobnuid was for Muscraidhe Mic Diarmada; Colman for Ui Mac Coile; and similarly there was no district or tribe in Ireland without the special protection of a male or female saint, whom they venerated and honoured." (Emphasis added.)

It should be noted that the submitter's legal given name is Deaglan, but proof is not included because the name has been documented. The inclusion of the accent to match the byname is acceptable to the submitter.

Ó Móráin is grandfathered to the submitter, as it is the registered byname of his father, Seán Ó Móráin (Dec. 1994, East). A letter documenting the legal relationship has been provided:

I, <name>, known in the SCA as Sean Ó Móráin do attest that <name>, known in the SCA as Deaglan Ó Móráin is my legal son. I understand that this letter cannot be withdrawn once <name>'s name or device is registered.

Signed, <legal name>, dated 10/31/2011

We note that the submitter's legal name is very similar (and will be added in the comments), but should be different enough to allow registration.

The byname is also found in period in the Annals of Tigernach: T1168.8 <Mac Raith h-Úa Morain, espoc Conmaicne quieuit> (http://www.ucc.ie/celt/online/G100002.html). The Annals of Tigernach were written in a mixture of a mixture of Latin and Old and Middle Irish.


This item was on the 06-2012 LoAR

12: Donovan Shinnock and Lillias de Cheryngton - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name (Donovan Shinnock) registered exactly as it appears in October of 2004, via the East
OSCAR is unable to find the name (Lillias de Cheryngton) , either registered or submitted.

Company of the Fox and Tree

Meaning (unspecified) most important.

The pattern <object> + < object> for an inn sign (e.g., "Hand and Plow" and "Rose and Crowne") is found in "Comparison of Inn/Shop/House names found London 1473-1600 with those found in the ten shires surrounding London in 1636" by Margaret Makafee (http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~grm/signs-1485-1636.html). This article includes such items as cups, harrows, crosses, and anchors. Both fox and tree are standard heraldic charges that could be found in such an inn sign.

Fox is dated 1300 in the OED in this spelling, with fox and foxe both in use after that time. The surname Fox or Foxe is also found in "English Names from pre-1600 Brass Inscriptions" (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/brasses/).

Tree is found in the MED [1532(c1385) Usk TL (Thynne:Skeat) 22/37: A tree ofte set in dyvers places wol nat by kynde endure to bringe forth frutes.], seen at http://ets.umdl.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED46870. It is also a surname dated 1583 in Bardsley, s.n. Tree.

Company is an English translation of a designator used in "the Company of the Garter", found in Juliana de Luna, "Medieval Secular Order Names" (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/OrderNames/Courtly_Orders_and_Awards.shtml). Period examples include the 14th-15th century Anglo-French <Compaigne del Gartier> and <la Compaignie de la Gartier>. The submitted spelling is found in the OED, s.n. Company dated 1340, 1568, and 1607, among other dates.

There was a recent registration of "Company of the Flame and Cauldron" (registered to Philipp von Eisenberg, Nov. 2011, A-Atenveldt). However, neither that submission nor the current one included support for the use of Company with an <of the X and Y>-type inn-sign pattern. Neither the commentary on that item nor the LoAR included this information. As a result, we request the assistance of the College to support this designator with this pattern.


This item was on the 06-2012 LoAR

13: Eadaoin inghean Choinnigh - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister argent and gules, a fox sejant to sinister and a horse passant counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Édaoin is the standard Early Modern Irish Gealic feminine name found in Mari Elsbeth nic Brian, "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Etain.shtml), with the submitted form appropriate for 1200-1700. The submitter did not include the accent; accents can be dropped as long as this is done consistently.

inghean Choinnigh is a patronym meaning 'daughter of Choinnigh'. The genitive is found in "Annals of the Four Masters" (B), M1098.25 (http://www.ucc.ie/celt/online/G100005B.html and http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T100005B/): <Mac Giolla Choinnigh I Uradhain>. It is on the basis of this instance that this byname has been registered previously:

Submitted as Cairistiona inghean Choinnaig, the patronymic was a hypothetical genitive form of Cainneach. The Annals of the Four Masters (B), entry M1098.24 lists Mac Giolla Choinnigh I Urdhain; we have changed the name to Cairistiona inghean Choinnigh to match this documented Early Modern Irish Gaelic form. [Cairistiona inghean Choinnigh, July 2004, A-Trimaris]

It was thought that the name did not conflict with Éadaoin ingen Chanacáin (Apr. 2006, AEthelmearc).


This item was on the 06-2012 LoAR

14: François Dubé - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

The name was submitted as François Dube, but the submitter preferred the spelling Dubé. As support was found for this spelling (see below), the surname was changed accordingly.

François is found eight times in this spelling in Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "Names from Artois, 1601" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/1601masc.html).

Dubé is found in the gray period: <M. Paul Dubé> is the author of a book published in 1650 [1], and a <Damoiselle Dubé> is found in a book published in 1641 [2].

[1] M. Paul Dubé, Histoire de deux enfans monstrueux nées en la paroisse de Septfonds, au duché de S. Fergeau, le 20 juillet 1649, (http://books.google.com/books/about/Histoire_de_deux_enfans_monstrueux_n%C3%A9es.html?id=EV2fZwEACAA J).

[2] Claude Malingre, Histoires tragiques de nostre temps: Dans lesquelles se voyent plusieurs belles maximes d'Estat & quantité d'exemples fort memorables, de constance, de courage, de generosité, p. 468 (http://books.google.com/books?id=s1XC8vwAowAC).

The name can be found without the accent in the IGI Parish Extracts:

MARIA DUBE Female Christening 1628 Barr, Bas-Rhin, France Batch: C824201

ANNE DUBE Female Marriage 10 NOV 1614 Haxey, Lincoln, England Batch: M029082

MATHEW DUBE Male Marriage 03 FEB 1577 East Malling, Kent, England Batch: M131581

French and English can be combined with French without a step from period practice.

Commenters questioned whether this name conflicts with that of François Dupuis (Æthelmearc's Nov. 2011 xLoI).


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15: Gaspar Pereira - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2010, via the East

Azure, a sea-lion contourny Or and on a chief engrailed argent four pears vert.

The surname means 'pear tree', so this is a lovely cant.


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16: Ghita da Solari - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2010, via the East

Per pale gules and Or, two sea-horses erect respectant counterchanged.

This is a resubmission of a kingdom return, but is new to Laurel.


This item was on the 06-2012 LoAR

17: Hette Fuhrmann - New Name

No major changes.
Sound (Fuhrmann most important) most important.

Hette is a feminine given name from Talan Gwynek, "15th C German Women's Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/germ15f.html). The given name appears only once in the cited article. The submitter will not accept changing the given name to Hedda or Hedde.

Fuhrmann 'waggoner, carter' is from Bahlow/Gentry, s.n. Fuhrmann, which notes that "Fischaet observed as early as the 16th C, that 'All Silesians are called Fuhrmann'". A variant spelling, Furman, is dated 1392 in the same entry, and is also found in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnamesnurna-m.html). The submitted spelling and variants such as Fuhrman and Furman are found in the IGI Parish Extracts:

BARBARA FUHRMANN Female Christening 30 October 1616 Goldlauter, Sachsen, Preussen LORENTZ FUHRMANN Batch: P999991

ANDREAS FUHRMANN Male Christening 24 April 1646 Goldlauter, Sachsen, Preussen THOMAS FUHRMANN Batch: P999991

Anna Elisabetha Fuhrmann Female Christening 6 November 1650 Lauterecken, Pfalz, Bayern Hannss Jacob Fuhrmann Margretha Batch: C981652

ELISABETHA FUHRMANN Female Christening 29 July 1647 Goldlauter, Sachsen, Preussen THOMAS FUHRMANN Batch: P999991

GEORGIA FUHRMANN Male Christening 28 January 1644 Goldlauter, Sachsen, Preussen THOMAS FUHRMANN Batch: P999991

CHRISTIANUS FUHRMAN Male Christening 22 April 1631 Roemisch-Katholische, Alfter, Rheinland, Preussen HUPERT FUHRMAN LISSBETH Batch: C995621

Barbara <Fuhrman> Female Christening 2 August 1627 Wertheim, Mosbach, Baden Georgio Fuhrman Maria Batch: C738782

BARBARA FUHRMAN Female Marriage 22 November 1612 Katholisch, Heinsberg, Rheinland, Preussen SEBALDUS LENTZEN Batch: M965121

CAECILIA FURMAN Female Christening 3 January 1638 Roemisch-Katholische, Alfter, Rheinland, Preussen HUPERT FURMAN ELISABETH KURSSMICHS Batch: C995621

ADOLFF FURMAN Male Marriage 5 November 1628 Sankt Lambertus Katholisch, Duesseldorf Stadt, Rheinland, Preussen HELENA AM STOLTZ Batch: M988328

Agnes <Furman> Female Christening 30 October 1588 Sankt Katharinen Evangelisch Reformierte, Oppenheim, Rheinhessen, Hessen Peter Furman Margreth Batch: C922551

(among others)


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18: Jaquelinne Sauvageon - New Request for Name Reconsideration

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2012, via the East

Her name was originally submitted in Meridies as Jaquelinne Sauvageon. However, it was registered on the Feb. 2002 LoAR (Meridies) as Jacquelinne Sauvageon, with no explanation of why the change was made. She was only made aware of the change when her device was registered in 2009, and asks that the spelling of the given name be restored to what was submitted.

Jaquelinne is found in Colm Dubh, "An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/paris.html#J). This article includes a <Jaquelinne l'Anquetine>.

The desired spelling of the given name is also found in the IGI Parish Extracts:

JAQUELINNE GELLAIN Female Christening 20 April 1576 St-Martin, Pierreval, Seine-Maritime, France Batch C033714

JAQUELINNE POTY Female Christening 29 March 1593 Saint-Armand, Verdun-Sur-Meuse, Meuse, France Batch C012686

Sauvageon is grandfathered to the submitter. It was also the surname of an author, <G. Sauvageon>, who wrote Traicté chymique contenant les préparations, usages, facultez et doses des plus célèbres et usitez medicamens chymiques (1643) (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5824766w).


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19: Jehanne de Troyes - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1994, via the East

Sable, between the attires of a stag's head caboshed a Mogen David all within a bordure Or.

Although voided charges are typically not permitted anywhere but the center of the design, this does not apply to charges for which the voiding is part of the definition, as we have here.

If the Mogen David is considered to be the primary charge, and not a secondary charge, and if there is no CD for the voiding and interlacing of the mullet (precedent could not be found for this), this badge conflicts with Bergental, Barony of (April 1987, East), Sable, a mullet of six points within a laurel wreath, all within a bordure Or. If this is found to be the case, we will try to contact the barony again for a letter of permission to conflict.


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20: Lottieri Malocchio - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Late-period Italian, use of 'Malocchio') most important.
Culture (Late-period Italian, use of 'Malocchio') most important.

Lottieri is found in the Online Catasto of 1427 according to "Italian Names from Florance, 1427" by Ferrante LaVolpe (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/). This name appears twice in a list of male heads of household.

Malocchio is a small northern Italian town in the commune of Buggiano (Pistoia province, region of Tuscany). A church there, S. Frediano di Malocchio, is mentioned in registry of the Iucchese Diocese of 1260, per Emanuele Repetti's 1833 "Dizionario Geographico Fisico della Toscana vol III (http://www.archeogr.unisi.it/repetti/dbms/sk.php?id=2575 or http://books.google.com/books?id=wfsC-xZnUnwC, pp. 33-4). It is also referenced in "Vecchi castelli di Valdinievole: guida storica-artistica di Buggiano, Stignano, Colle, Malocchio, Borgo a Buggiano" by Alfredo Michelotti (http://library.getty.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=223416), but a copy of this source could not be obtained. Assistance finding better support for the surname is appreciated.

It should be noted that malocchio also means 'evil eye' or 'mad eye'. More relevant hits (e.g., unrelated to Harry Potter) were found by searching for "malocchio" in combination with the region or commune name.

The submitter would also like assistance from the College to justify an unmarked locative in Italian. There is a 2001 precedent that states that unmarked surnames are fine in late period, but that may have been specific to unmarked patronyms.


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21: Martin of Carolingia - New Name & New Device

Per fess embattled argent and azure, issuant from the line of division a bat-winged demi-human, wings displayed, sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Martin is a German masculine given name that appears in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html). There is one instance of this spelling, which is found s.n. Mertin.

of Carolingia is a locative byname based on Carolingia, Barony of (June 1973, East).

The submitter very much wants the surname Wasserspeier or der Wasserspeier instead, but neither could be documented as a name or as a word appearing in period. Any help documenting his preferred byname(s) is appreciated.

"Demons" were disallowed for SCA registration on the August 2011 Cover Letter. As the monster in this submission can be constructed and described in standard heraldic terms, we have forwarded it on for consideration by the College. (The submitter wanted a gargoyle, not a "demon" per se, and this is the best we could do.)

The device was redrawn in order to lower the line of devision and to remove a pair of horns that the submitter did not want. The submitter approved the changes.

Correction (2012-Mar-28 21:03:29):

Correction (2012-Mar-29 15:03:02): The original artwork, not the redrawn versions that left kingdom, were inadvertently inserted into the LoI. The correct emblazons are below in the comments.


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22: Mathias Feuer Drache - New Name & New Device

Sable, on a pale between two hammers Or, in pale a dragon segreant gules and an anvil sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Mathias is a German male given name found in the IGI Parish Extracts:

MATHIAS <BADER> Male Christening 22 February 1559 Evangelisch, Sersheim, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg HANNS BADER ANNA Batch: C932561

Mathias <Bayer> Male Christening March 1614 Evangelisch, Rosswalden, Donaukreis, Wuerttemberg Hanss Bayer Barbara Batch: C917003

MATHIAS A GREUENBRUYR Male Marriage 6 November 1594 Sankt Mauritius Katholisch, Koeln Stadt, Rheinland, Preussen ANNA KOENSSEN Batch: M969572

MATHIAS A KUYSBERCH Male Marriage 23 October 1593 Sankt Mauritius Katholisch, Koeln Stadt, Rheinland, Preussen MECHTELDIS A KUYSBERCH PAULI PETRI A KUYSBERCH Batch: M969572

MATHIAS A MAMMER Male Christening 9 August 1631 Katholisch, Heinsberg, Rheinland, Preussen PETRI A MAMMER ISABELLAE JENNES Batch: C965121

(and others)

Feuer is a surname found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/surnamesnurna-m.html).

Drache is found in Bahlow/Gentry, s.n. Draa(c)k as a surname in Frankfurt in 1357. Double bynames are found in German [Konrad Faust Tyndell, Jun. 2010, A-Caid], and this combination of bynames was previously registered [Edel Feuer Drache, Jan. 2011, A-East].


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23: Matilde de Cadenet - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2011, via the East

Per bend sinister gules and checky Or and gules, in bend a rabbit rampant Or and a card pique azure.

Her original device submission, Per bend sinister gules and checky gules and Or, a rabbit rampant Or and a card pique azure, was returned on the Oct. 2011 LoAR (East):

This device is returned for violating section VIII.3 of the Rules for Submissions, which requires that "Elements must be used in a design so as to preserve their individual identifiability...Identifiable elements may be rendered unidentifiable by...marginal contrast..." The checky here is drawn such that there are gules checks against the gules portion of the field, leading to the possibility of the line of division being misidentified as indented instead of plain. Please advise the submitter to either redraw the checks in such a way that has good contrast with the plain portion of the field, or to change to checky Or and gules.

The submitter has chosen to take the latter suggestion.


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24: Nicolette Bonhomme - New Badge Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1988, via the East

(Fieldless) A winged demi-lion maintaining a sword bendwise sinister and a lily slipped Or.

Old Item: (Fieldless) A winged demi-lion maintaining a sword and a rose slipped Or, to be released.

Her current device was registered in May 1993 (East).


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25: Séamus mac Corcráin - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Séamus is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic masculine given name found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada, "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Seamus.shtml), with Annals dates of 1398-1608.

Corcráin is the genitive form of the masculine given name Corcrán, which is found as a Middle Irish Gaelic name (ibid., http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Corcran.shtml), with Annals dates of 548-1040. Woulfe, s.n. Mac Corcráin lists 16th and 17th century Anglicized Irish forms for this name, including <M'Corcrane> and <M'Corkrane>, which suggests that this name survived into the Early Modern Irish period in some form. This is further supported by Mari 's article, s.n. Fedelmid, Feidlimid/Feidhlimidh, Feidhlim, Feilim (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Feidhlimidh.shtml), which includes the name <Feilim Ó Corcráin> in the raw data, with an Annals date of 1522.

The formation of a simple patronym using mac and the genitive form of the father's given name is supported by Sharon Krossa, "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#simplepatronymicbyname).


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26: Þóra Eiríksdóttir - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2003, via the East

(Fieldless) Three mascles conjoined in pall argent.


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27: Valentin de Valentia - New Name & New Device

Per chevron sable and vert, in chief two mullets of four points and in base in pale three decrescents argent.

No major changes.

Valentin is a variant of Valentine, the name of a 3rd century saint martyred under Claudius. Withycombe, s.n. Valentine, shows the spellings <Valentinus> (1196) and <Valentine> (1553). The submitted spelling is found in the IGI Parish Extracts:

VALENTIN BLANCO ROMA Male Christening 02 MAR 1592 Santa Maria, Cabezon De Pisuerga, Valladolid, Spain FRANCISCO BLANCO ISABEL ROMA Batch: C871691

VALENTIN BLANCO Male Marriage ANA LOPEZ 18 DEC 1616 Santa Maria, Cabezon De Pisuerga, Valladolid, Spain Batch: M871693

de Valentia is a Latinized locative for the city of Valencia, Spain. It was founded in 138 BC by Roman Legionnaires, and ruled by the Visigoths from 476-625 AD (http://www.valenciavalencia.com/aboutvalencia/1-valencia-history.htm). This locative byname is found in a Latin book published in 1580, De Idololatria Contra Sectariorvm Contvmelias Disputatio: Una Cum Apologetico Adversus Iacobum Heerbrandum Lutheranum; et Confutatione Calumniarum, quibus idem spongiam quandam suam levißimam replevit. Omnia nunc emendatiora, eodemque volumine comprehensa by Gregorius de Valentia (http://books.google.com/books?id=ZOQ7AAAAcAAJ&pg=PP5).

The submitted spelling also appears in the Latin text of "Commentariorum theologicorum tomi quatuor" published in 1619 (http://books.google.com/books?id=MJw-AAAAcAAJ).

Commenters questioned if this name conflicts with Valentina la Valente (Feb. 1992, Caid).


Standard Bibliography:



[Bahlow/Gentry] Bahlow, Hans. Deutsches Nameslexikon. (translation by Edda Gentry).



[Bardsley] Bardsley, Charles. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames.



[MED] The Middle English Dictionary.



[OC&M] Ó Corrain, Donnchadh & Maguire, Fidelma. Irish Names.



[OED] The Oxford English Dictionary.



[Watts] Watts, Victor, ed. Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society.



[Wickenden] Paul Wickenden of Thanet. A Dictionary of Period Russian Names.



[Withycombe] Withycombe, E.G. Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names.



[Woulfe] Woulfe, Patrick. Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames.


OSCAR counts 14 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Household Name, 12 New Devices, 4 New Badges, 1 New Badge Change and 1 New Augmentation of Arms. These 34 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $102 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. OSCAR counts 1 Request for Name Reconsideration. This item may or may not require payment. There are a total of 36 items submitted on this letter.

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