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East LoI dated 2015-03-22

Unto Andrew Laurel, Lillia Pellycan and Brunissende Couronne, from Alys Blue Tyger, greetings and every good thing.

It is the intent of the College of Heralds of the East to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

This item was on the 06-2015 LoAR

1: Æthelthryth Kenricing - New Name & New Device

Purpure, on a chevron between three unicorn's heads couped argent, three pheons inverted sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Eth-el-thrith) most important.

Æthelthryth is the normalized form of an Old English female given name. Ten women named Æthelthryth are found in the PASE Database (http://www.pase.ac.uk/pdb?dosp=VIEW_RECORDS&st=PERSON_NAME&value=651&level=1&lbl=%C3%86thelthryth), including an 8th century queen of the South Saxons, an Anglo-Saxon queen, an Abbess c. 963 and a mid-10th cen. nun. The Life of St. Æthelwold, written in Latin c. 1000, spells the name Æthelthrytha. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, written in Old English in 892 spells it in various ways, including Æþelþryþ and Æþelþrið.

Kenric is the vernacular form of a name appearing in the Domesday Book (1086). At p. 153 of A General Introduction to Domesday Book, Vol. 2 by Henry Ellis (https://books.google.com/books?id=60BTAAAAcAAJ) we have <Kenric' liber homo, Suff. 294b> and <Kenricus, Suff. 299 b. bis 341 b.>

R&W, Introduction, Surnames of Relationship, Patronymics states that "[i]n Old English, patronymics were formed by adding -ing to the stem . . . " with the example of Dudding as meaning "son of Dudda." Kenricing is therefore a constructed patronymic meaning "child of Kenric."


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2: Anna Herold von Ossenheim - New Transfer of Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1985, via the East

Per bend sinister argent and sable, three roses in bend between two bendlets, all counterchanged

I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Sirhan al-Siani, hereby attest and affirm that I am the legal heir of my wife, [legal name], now deceased. [legal name] was known in the SCA as Anna Herold von Ossenheim and registered the device Per bend sinister argent and sable, three roses in bend between two bendlets, all counterchanged. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.

[signed with legal name in the presence of Blue Tyger]

I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Sirhan al-Siani, hereby transfer to [legal name], known in the SCA as Maria Erika von Ossenheim, the armory of her deceased mother, [legal name], known in the SCA as Anna Herold von Ossenheim: Per bend sinister argent and sable, three roses in bend between two bendlets, all counterchanged. I understand that this transfer cannot be withdrawn once made.

[signed with legal name and dated]


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3: East, Kingdom of the - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

Award of Gilder

This order name follows the pattern of Orders named after a person, identified in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/). The May 2011 LoAR states that "[a] given name can be used to create an order name (one named after a founder or inspiration)." [Order of Taillefer, 5/2011 LoAR, A-Lochac].

Award is one of the designators for Order names given in Appendix E of SENA.

Gilder is a 16th century English surname which, by precedent, can be used as a given name. [See Sept. 2012 Cover Letter] It is found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Annis Gilder; Female; Marriage; 30 Jan 1580; Copford, Essex, England; Batch: M04340-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVPT-65F)
Alice Gilder; Female; Christening; 20 Jun 1572; St. George, Stamford, Lincoln, England; Batch: C03168-8 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6DZ-D6Y)

This supports the use of Gilder as a 16th century given name, for which an Order can be named.


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4: East, Kingdom of the - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

Company of the Pennon of the East

This Order name follows the pattern of naming orders after heraldic charges, as found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/).

Company was approved as an Order name designator in the May 2013 Cover Letter (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/05/13-05cl.html).

Pennon is a variant spelling of the Middle English term penoun, which the Middle English Dictionary s.v. penoun defines as "A long, narrow flag, attached to a lance, with distinguishing markings for identification; borne esp. by knights bachelors, but also by men of higher rank; also fig.; ~ of armes, a pennon emblazoned with a coat of arms . . ." The spelling pennon is dated to c. 1500 s.v. penoun.

The Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states that various kinds of flags are found as heraldic charges: "A flag is a piece of cloth attached to a pole, allowed to fly in the breeze. Flags are normally found as artistic details on castles, ships, &c; they're usually termed "pennons" in such cases." (http://mistholme.com/?s=pennon).

of the East - East, Kingdom of the was registered in January 1973.


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5: East, Kingdom of the - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

King's Award of Esteem

This Order name follows the pattern of naming orders after virtues or abstract qualities, as found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/)

The pattern King's [designator] is grandfathered to the East. King's Order of Excellence of the East was registered in November 2013.

Award is one of the designators permitted by Appendix E of SENA.

Esteem is the Lingua Anglica form of a virtue or abstract quality known in period. The Middle English Dictionary s.v. esteme contains the following definition and citations:

Appraisal; esteem, value, worth.

c1390(?c1350) SVrn.Leg.(Vrn) 22/893: Þouh þou beo prince and emperour..Þou schuldest þenke bi good steem Þou nart but riht as on of hem Tofore god. ?a1400(a1338) Mannyng Chron.Pt.1 (Petyt 511) 98: Þat may þou here in sir Tristrem; ouer gestes it has þe steem, Ouer alle that is or was. ?c1450 Knt.Tour-L.(Hrl 1764) 179/2: I hold them [these maner of wymmen] of none extyme ne valewe.

Question was raised in Kingdom commentary whether the Kingdom could register both a King's Award of Esteem and a Queen's Award of Esteem (see below). If the Kingdom is unable to register both names, it would prefer simply the Award of Esteem.


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6: East, Kingdom of the - New Order Name Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

Order of the Tyger of the East

Old Item: Order of the Tyger of the East Kingdom, to be released.

All of the elements of the name are grandfathered to the submitter. Tyger of the East Kingdom, Order of the was registered to East, Kingdom of the in June of 1999 (via the East).

The Kingdom would like to drop "Kingdom" from the registered name and leave the name as Order of the Tyger of the East, which is how the award is referred to within the Kingdom. Omitting Kingdom when using Kingdom names in registrations is consistent with current naming practices.


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7: East, Kingdom of the - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

Queen's Award of Esteem

This Order name follows the pattern of naming orders after virtues or abstract qualities, as found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/)

The pattern Queens's [designator] is grandfathered to the East. Queen's Order of Courtesy was registered in February of 1982 (via the East).

Award is one of the designators permitted by Appendix E of SENA.

Esteem is the Lingua Anglica form of a virtue or abstract quality known in period. The Middle English Dictionary s.v. esteme contains the following definition and citations:

Appraisal; esteem, value, worth.

c1390(?c1350) SVrn.Leg.(Vrn) 22/893: Þouh þou beo prince and emperour..Þou schuldest þenke bi good steem Þou nart but riht as on of hem Tofore god. ?a1400(a1338) Mannyng Chron.Pt.1 (Petyt 511) 98: Þat may þou here in sir Tristrem; ouer gestes it has þe steem, Ouer alle that is or was. ?c1450 Knt.Tour-L.(Hrl 1764) 179/2: I hold them [these maner of wymmen] of none extyme ne valewe.

Question was raised in Kingdom commentary whether the Kingdom could register both a King's Award of Esteem (above) and a Queen's Award of Esteem. If the Kingdom is unable to register both names, it would prefer simply the Award of Esteem.


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8: East, Kingdom of the - Resub Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

Herault Hibou Blanc

Language (French) most important.
Meaning (white owl) most important.

This is a resubmission of the heraldic title Hyrondelle Herault, which was returned on the May 2014 LoAR for aural conflict with the protected title Arundel Herald. This title is intended for use by Brigantia's French-language deputy for Quebec.

Herault is one of the French forms for heraldic titles found in "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Overview," by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/).

This name follows the pattern of creating heraldic titles based on Order names. Herault Hibou Blanc is a heraldic title formed from the hypothetical order name Ordre du Hibou Blanc or "Order of the White Owl."

Ordre du Hibou Blanc follows the pattern of creating order names based on heraldic charges plus heraldic colors, found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html#AllColorCharge). This pattern was used for French Order names.

Hibou -- Cotgrave's 1611 French Dictionary (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cotgrave/search/526l.html) gives hibou as the period French term for owl. An owl is a period heraldic charge according to the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry, dating from c.1295 in the arms of Seyvile [ANA2 205]. (http://mistholme.com/?s=owl).

Blanc - Cotgrave's 1611 French Dictionary gives blanc as the French term for white. As hibou is a masculine noun, the correct grammar is hibou blanc.


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9: Edmund Forster - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 16th cen. Scottish.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Edmund is a 16th century Scottish male name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Edmund Browne; Male; Christening; 19 May 1584; ERROL, PERTH, SCOTLAND; Batch: C11351-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQ7R-MZJ)
Edmund Galloway; Male; Marriage; 05 Aug 1593; Errol, Perth, Scotland; Batch: M11351-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY37-TZ2)

Forster is a surname appearing in "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/forester.html) s.n. Forester, with the submitted spelling dated to 1492 and 1526.

The submitter initially requested authenticity for "late 16th cen. Scottish." Unfortunately, we were able to document the desired spelling of his last name no later than 1526. After discussions with Blue Tyger, the submitter has modified his authenticity request to "16th cen. Scottish" so that he can preserve the desired spelling of the surname.


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10: Ekaterina Solov'eva Pevtsova - New Name & New Device

Ekaterina Solov'eva Pevtsova

Per fess embattled gules and argent, three linden leaves counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (singing (like) nightengale) most important.

Ekaterina is found in Wickenden's "Dictionary of Period Russian Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/e-f.html) s.n. Ekaterina, dated to 1533.

Solov'eva is the feminine form of the byname Solov'ev, dated to 1569 in "Russian Ornithological Bynames" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet (http://www.goldschp.net/archive/birdnames.html). Solov'ev is glossed as meaning "nightingale." The addition of an "a" at the end of a masculine byname to make it feminine is shown in Wickenden's "Dictionary of Russian Names - Grammar" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zgrammar.html).

Pevtsova is the feminine of the byname Pevtsov, which is found dated to 1545 in "Occupational Bynames in Medieval Russia" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet (http://www.goldschp.net/archive/jobnames.html#music). Pevtsov is glossed as meaning "singer." The addition of an "a" at the end of a masculine byname to make it feminine is shown in Wickenden's "Dictionary of Russian Names - Grammar" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zgrammar.html).


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11: Hope Baldwin - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of January 08, 2015 as submitted.

Per pale purpure and argent, a pair of wings counterchanged


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12: Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' - New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' in April of 2013, via the East.

(Fieldless) A dragon dormant wings elevated and addorsed Or charged on the shoulder with a fleur-de-lys purpure

This badge was redrawn at Kingdom by the submitter to try to make the fleur-de-lys more identifiable.


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13: Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' - New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' in April of 2013, via the East.

(Fieldless) A dragon dormant wings elevated and addorsed purpure charged on the shoulder with a fleur-de-lys Or

This badge was redrawn at Kingdom by the submitter to try to make the fleur-de-lys more identifiable.


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14: Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' - New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' in April of 2013, via the East.

Purpure, on a pale argent a pallet Or

In support of the IAP of a gold pallet on a white pale, the submitter provided the following, all taken from Italian armory.

Image 1: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0000/bsb00001424/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00001424 &seite=231

Image 2: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0000/bsb00001421/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00001421 &seite=531

As a further example of a pallet on a pale:

Image 3: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0000/bsb00001416/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00001416 &seite=177

Other examples of a single low contrast charges on ordinaries:

Image 4: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0000/bsb00001420/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00001420 &seite=9

Image 5: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0000/bsb00001419/images/index.html?fip=193.174.98.30&id=00001419 &seite=255

As OSCAR only allows me to upload 5 images with the submission, I will add additional examples in a comment.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=449/2015-03-22/12-13-35_19-34-53_MM_Bend_Piloncini.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=449/2015-03-22/12-13-36_19-34-53_MM_Fess_Bagliona.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=449/2015-03-22/12-13-36_19-34-53_PalePallet_deNobilius.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=449/2015-03-22/12-13-36_19-43-20_ChargedMM_Isholini.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=449/2015-03-22/12-13-36_T-19-47-02_ChargedMM_Dasachoi.jpg


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15: Ivan Ch'r'nek - New Name & New Device

Ivan Ch'r'nek

Per saltire argent and sable, two arrows fesswise and two harps counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 12th Century Russia.
Sound (unspecified) most important.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Ivan is a male given name found in Wickenden's "The Dictionary of Period Russian Names" (3rd Ed.) s.n. Ioann, which dates the name to 1181-82. (Also in Wickenden 2nd ed. sn. Ioann http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/h-j.html)

Ch'r'nek is dated to the 12th cen. s.n. Chernol, on page 52 of Wickenden's "The Dictionary of Period Russian Names" (3rd Ed.) (Also in Wickenden 2nd ed., sn. Ch'r'nek http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/c.html)


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16: Jeanne Robin - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2009, via the East

Per chevron flory at the point Or and gules


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17: Johannes Mikkinen - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Finnish) most important.

Both elements and the name construction are from "Vanhat nimityyppimme (Finnish Names)" by Rouva Gertrud (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/FinnishNamesArticle.htm).

Johannes appears as a male give name dated to 1332 and 1504.

Mikkinen is a constructed patronymic based on the male given name Mikki, which is dated to 1552. The article discusses adding the suffix -nen to a male name to form a patronymic.


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18: John MacGuire - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1989, via the East

A bee Or marked sable sustaining a sewing needle bendwise inverted argent


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19: Kenric Burn of Northampton - New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1997, via the East

Company of Saint Kenrics Beard

(Fieldless) A beard paly argent and sable

Company is a designator permitted for use in household names per the March 2013 Cover Letter (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/05/13-05cl.html).

This household name follows the documented pattern of naming fraternal military companies after [saint] + [object], found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html#FraternalSaintName). Juliana gives the examples of Saint Georges and Saint Williams Shields (Austria); Saint Georges Shield (Germany); Saint Williams Shield (Austria).

Kenric is the submitter's registered given name. At p. 153 of A General Introduction to Domesday Book, Vol. 2 by Henry Ellis (https://books.google.com/books?id=60BTAAAAcAAJ) we have Kenric' liber homo, Suff. 294b and Kenricus, Suff. 299 b. bis 341 b.

The use of fictional saints has been approved by precedent:

Several commenters noted that the College cannot canonize new saints. However, we feel that registering a name that uses the descriptive Saint does not do this, but rather follows a well documented medieval tradition of local shrines and saints who may or may not be recognized by the hierarchy in Rome. In addition, this would not be the first such registration; the College of St. Bunstable, a group name formed from a fictional saint's name, was registered in August 1981, and in August 1990, the College of Saint Joan was registered although Joan of Arc was not canonized until 1920. While philosophically, it is certainly better recreation to use a real-life saint's name when using this model to create an order name, there is no reason why these sorts of construction should not be allowed the same latitude allowed by our rules for other constructed names. The name William the Cooper is a well-formed English name whose elements can all be documented to period, therefore Saint William the Cooper is an expected construction. [Caer Galen, Barony of. Order name Order of Saint William the Cooper, 7/2006 LoAR, A-Outlands]

Veneration of the body parts of saints is a well-recognized medieval practice. See, e.g., Catholic Encyclopedia, Relics (http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12734a.htm). This article states "Already when Eusebius wrote (c. 325) such objects as the hair of St. James...were clearly venerated as relics..."

The use of the word beard to refer to the hair on a man's face can be documented to at least as early as the 13th century in the MED s.v. berd (n.1).

A beard is a period heraldic charge. According to the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (http://mistholme.com/?s=beard), it is found in the canting arms (Italian barba) of Barbani, c.1550 [BSB Cod.Icon 272:87; cf. Woodward 203].


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20: Maria Erika von Ossenheim - New Acceptance of Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 1991, via the East

Per bend sinister argent and sable, three roses in bend between two bendlets, all counterchanged

I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Maria Erika von Ossenheim, do accept the transfer from [legal name], known in the SCA as Sirhan al Siani, acting as legal heir of my mother, [legal name], known in the SCA as Anna Herold von Ossenheim, the following device: Per bend sinister argent and sable, three roses in bend between two bendlets, all counterchanged.

Signed with legal name and dated


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21: Matteo Cole Amici - New Name & New Device

Vert, a demi-stag passant reguardant contourny Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Matteo is found 13 times as an Italian given name in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Names from Arezzo, Italy, 1386-1528" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/arezzoalpha.html)

Cole Amici is found twice as a byname in a 1447 Italian census. "1447 - Numerazione dei Fucohi" (http://www.italyheritage.com/magazine/2002_06/c.htm). This article contains the same information previously found as Abruzzo Heritage, 1800 SURNAMES RECORDED IN 1447 that was linked through the Medieval Names Archive but is no longer online. It can be located through the Wayback Machine using http://www.abruzzoheritage.com/magazine/2002_06/d.htm


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22: Maud de Bracebridge - New Name & New Device

Quarterly sable and azure, four lions Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (English/French) most important.

Maud -- Withycombe s.n. Matilda dates Maud to 1314. Maud also appears as a feminine given name in "14th Century Worcestershire Feminine Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/femworc14.html), where it is listed as the likely vernacular form of Matild.

de Bracebridge -- Reaney & Wilson s.n. Bracebridge have the dated forms de Bracebrig' (1218) and Bracebrigg (1410). Bardsley s.n. Bracebridge has the dated forms de Bracebrig' (1273), de Bracebryg (1379) and Brasbridge (1553)

The submitter prefers de Bracebridge as a variant of the above, but if that is not possible, she will accept the form de Bracebrig.


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23: Midland Vale, Shire of - New Branch Name & New Device

Argent, a pall inverted sable between two stags rampant purpure and a laurel wreath vert

No changes.
Sound (midland vale) most important.

Shire is one of the branch name designators found in Appendix E of SENA (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixE).

Midland Vale is a compound place name based on the pattern [family name] + [generic toponym] found in "Compound Placenames in English" by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/EnglishCompoundPlacenames/)

Midland is a surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Thos Midland; Male; Marriage; 1631; Launcells, Cornwall, England; Batch: M02642-1

Vale is a generic toponym meaning a "vale" as seen in Bardsley s.n. Vale, which has: del Vale (Edw. I), de la Vale (Edw. I)

A petition in support of the name and device signed by officers and members of the Shire was provided with the submission.


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24: Ravensbridge, Riding of - New Branch Name

Sound (unspecified) most important.

Riding is one of the branch name designators found in Appendix E of SENA (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixE).

Ravensbridge is a constructed English place name based on the element Ravens- + -bridge.

The Middle English Dictionary s.v. raven (n.) gives the following examples of the first element Ravens- in place names:

(c1115) in Ekwall Dict.EPN 363: Ravendala. (1223) EPNSoc.43 (Wm.) 30: Ravenesdal'. (1223) in Ekwall Dict.EPN 364: Rauenstaindal. (1225) EPNSoc.3 (Bedf.& Hnt.) 61: Raueneden. (1254) in Ekwall Dict.EPN 363: Estravendal. (1275) in Sundby Dial.Wor. 41: Revyn. (1300) Doc.in Collect.Topogr.3 115: De Yapenacres Merwey ascendendo usque le raueneshok'. (1302) EPNSoc.3 (Bedf.& Hnt.) 61: Ravensdene. (1312) EPNSoc.5 (North Riding Yks.) 111: Rauenesere. (1367) EPNSoc.29 (Der.) 597: Rawennisdale. (1380) EPNSoc.29 (Der.) 597: Ravendale. (1428) EPNSoc.3 (Bedf.& Hnt.) 61: Ravenysdene.

Watts s.n. Ravensworth gives the dated example Raven(e)swath (15th-1427)

Watts s.n. Ravensthorp gives the dated example Ravenstorp (1086-15th)

Watts s.n. Ravenshead gives the dated example Ravensheved (1327x77)

Watts also sets out examples of place names using the second element -bridge:

Watts s.n. Bembridge has Binbrigge - bridge dated to 1441-1688

Watts s.n. Exebridge has the dated form Exbridge (1610)


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25: Stefan Kurth - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Stefan is male given name found dated to 1401-1450 in "Late Period German Masculine Given Names" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/germmasc.html). Stefan is also found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Stefan Glieber; Male; Death; 04 Sep 1586; Öhringen, Württemberg, Germanyl; Batch: B00028-8 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J47Q-TPG)

Kurth is a German byname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Petrus Kurth; Male; Death; 1598; Hausen Am Bach, Jagstkreis, Württemberg; Batch: B91993-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWB3-ZM8)


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26: Sunnifa í Hvalseyju - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister argent and azure, a swift volant azure and a sun Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Sunnifa is an Old Norse female given name found on p. 15 of Geirr Bassi.

í Hvalseyju is constructed from the Old Norse Hvalsey (Whale Island), a place name in both Greenland and Shetland, found in "Place-Names in Landnámabók," by Talan Gwynek (http://my.stratos.net/~bmscott/Landnamabok_Place-Names.html)

The submitter believes í Hvalseyju is the correct form of the singular dative based on Barnes, Micheal.(2008). A New Introduction to Old Norse" Viking Society For Northern Research, University College London (http://www.vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/NION-1.pdf) which gives the following at p. 50:

(15) ey `island' Sg. nom. ey Sg. acc. ey Sg. gen. eyjar Sg. dat. eyju

and based on the following example in the Landnámabók chapter 66:

Í búfærslunni varð Þórunn léttari í Þórunnareyju í Eyjafjarðará; þar fæddi hún Þorbjörgu hólmasól

(http://www.snerpa.is/net/snorri/landnama.htm).

ffride wlffsdotter provided additional evidence of the ending -eyju for place names in the sagas:

Torfi var fadirÞorkels á Skáneyju from Íslendínga sögur at p. 39 (https://books.google.com.au/books?id=zRYUAAAAQAAJ)

Strútharaldr á Skáneyju from Saga Ólafs Tryggvasonar (http://heimskringla.no/wiki/Saga_%C3%93lafs_Tryggvasonar)

Eyjólfr or Svíneyju from Landnámabók at p. 81 (https://books.google.com.au/books?id=zRYUAAAAQAAJ)

The submitter would like the bird to be blazoned as a "swift" for canting reasons, but will accept having it blazoned as a swallow if necessary.


This item was on the 06-2015 LoAR

27: Urrāka al-Tha`labiyya - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Urrāka is found in "Arabic Women's Names from al-Andalus" by Juliana de Luna (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/alanadlus/femism.html)

al-Tha'labii is a byname used by an 11th century Arabic man, according to Academy of St. Gabriel Report #2547 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2547+0). al-Tha`labiyya is the feminine form of the byname per the rules of Arabic grammar.

Correction to Name (2015-Apr-25 09:04:09): The byname was originally submitted as al-Tha`labii and was changed to the feminine form with the submitter's consent and approval.

Correction to Name (2015-Apr-25 09:04:13): The byname was originally submitted as al-Tha`labii and was changed to the feminine form with the submitter's consent and approval.

Correction to Name (2015-Apr-25 10:04:33): The byname was originally submitted as al-Tha`labii and was changed to the feminine form with the submitter's consent and approval.



OSCAR counts 10 New Names, 1 New Household Name, 4 New Order Names, 1 New Order Name Change, 2 New Branch Names, 8 New Devices and 6 New Badges. These 32 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $96 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Heraldic Title. This item is not chargeable. There is 1 transfer, which does not require payment. There is 1 acceptance of transfer, which does not require payment. There are a total of 35 items submitted on this letter.

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