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Middle ILoI dated 2015-07-03

Greetings unto Edward Dragon, Konrad Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting heralds of the Middle Kingdom.

This is the first of the July letters and contains all submissions received in the month of June. A second later will go out later this month containing all July submissions received between now and my departure for Pennsic.

The next two or three months will be very busy for all of us, and i want to thank you in advance for your help, your comments, and your service to the Kingdom.

Calybrid ine Tere


1: Eastwatch, Shire of -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1990, via the Middle

Quarterly vert and argent, on a tower sable issuant from its roof a beacon flame proper, a laurel wreath Or.

Old Item: Argent, a tower sable, issuing from its roof a beacon flame proper, the whole within a laurel wreath vert, a chief enarched azure, platy., to be retained as a badge.

A letter of populace support was included with this submission.

2: Geneviefve Jaquiline de Gris -New Name & New Device

Azure semy de lys argent a wolf sejant argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Geneviefve -

Geneviefve de Poisieu

Jaquiline - St. Gabriel -

de Gris - IGI -

3: Gregoire de Lyon and Giovanna Adimarri -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Gregoire de Lyon) registered exactly as it appears in January of 2011, via the Middle
OSCAR is unable to find the name (Giovanna Adimarri) , either registered or submitted.

Gules, a stag's head erased argent gorged of a baronial coronet Or within a bordure ermine.

Court Baronetcy - March 20, 2010, via Middle.

4: Guillelmus de Normandie -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Guillelmus - Latinized Names From 12th Century Jerusalem, by Alys Mackyntoich.

Under header Willelmus is Guillelmus dated to 1155, 1159, 1160.

From the same article: "The most common name pattern for men is a locative byname. Most frequently, such names occur in the data as given name de place name."

Normandie: Reaney, P.H. and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames, under Normandy, 1369 Robert Normandie.

15th Century manuscripts of Froissart's Chroniques include the locative Normandie. An example is in MS Antwerp M 15.5, fol. 133v.

"de Normandie" for between 1200 and 1400: Academy of Saint Gabriel report 2785 "During your period, there were two main different ways of forming locative bynames (bynames that identify where the bearer is from). These are either using "de" 'of' with the name of the city, or an ethnic style byname, such as "le Bretoin" 'the Breton'. In many cases especially when the location in question is a region and not a city, these ethnic style bynames were more common than explicit locatives with the preposition. For example, "le Breton", "le Normant" 'the Norman', and "le Poitevyn" "the man from Poitou' are more common than "de Bretagne", "de Normandie".

5: Kadem bint Kismet -New Name & New Device

Sable on a pile Or, a bat sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Kadem - St. Gabriel

Kismet - St. Gabriel

6: Kiltigern MacClibarn -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1996, via the Middle

(Fieldless) A dragonfly vert, winged sable.

7: Lucius Antonius Ursus -New Name & New Device

Sable, a bear print and bordure argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (cognomen = "bear") most important.

Lucius -

Antonius -

Ursus - Latin noun, "Bear" - Roman Emperor <Lucius Julius Ursis Servianus> in AD 45-136.

8: Maaicke van Zanten -New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2009, via the Middle

Sign of the Blasted Oak

Meaning (Tavern Sign) most important.

In "Comparison of Inn/Shop/House names found London 1473-1600 with those found in the ten shires surrounding London in 1636" (found at ) there are examples from 1473-1600 of "Sign of the <plant>" as well as many examples of signs that include adjectives (for example, from 1485-1600, "Sign of the Halfe Rose and half Sun".

"Blasted" is in the OED dated to 1552 in that spelling, with the definition listed as "Balefully or perniciously blown or breathed upon; stricken by meteoric or supernatural agency, as parching wind, lightning, an alleged malignant planet, the wrath and curse of heaven; blighted." Similar to this usage of "blasted", The Carriers Cofmographie or a Briefe Relation of The Innes, Ordinaries, Hofteries, <> (1637) has an inn called "The Beare and ragged staffe", where a ragged staff seems to be basically a tree trunk with the branches cut off. "Blasted" is a heraldic term that applies to trees without leaves. Inn signs were sometimes based on heraldic devices, such as those of patrons.

"Oak" is in the OED dated to the 15th Century in that spelling.

Submitter included a letter of permission to conflict with the Barony of Lochmere, Atlantia, award "Order of the Blasted Oak" on the condition that any badge to be associated with this household name does not conflict with their Order Badge and has been run past their heralds.

9: Madeleine Singalday of Glastonbury -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister argent and azure a celtic cross azure and Fleur-de-lis argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 12th-13th c. Anglo-Norman.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture (12th-13th c. England) most important.

Madeleine- Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. 1976 Ed. Page 202. French Spelling ans persona's mother is Norman (Father Saxon).


Singalday is at the bottom of the article


Glastonbury is a toponymic byname.

10: Melike bint Nikola -New Name & New Device

Melike bint Nikola

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No holding name.
No major changes.

Melike -

Bint (daughter of )

Nikola -

11: Wilhelm Kith Atzinger -New Name & New Device

Azure, a bend sinister between a sun in his splendor and a fleurs-de-lys Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name. Historical Records

Wilhelm Rott Male Death 24 Feb 1597 Hoellstein Father's Name: Willhelm Rott Batch Number:


Wilhelm Rhuman Male Marriage 28 Jan 1593 Evangelisch, Landau In Pfalz Stadt, Pfalz, Bavaria Batch

Number: M97235-1

Wolfgangus Kith Male Marriage 23 Sep 1619 Freiburg (Breisgau), Baden, Germany Batch Number:


Marcus Kith Male Christening 13 Mar 1605 Freiburg (Breisgau), Baden, Germany Father's Name:

Marcus Kith Batch Number: C94253-2

Atzinger - Historischer Atlas von Bayern: Grafenau. Die Gerichte Bärnstein, Diessenstein und


On page 111, appears the name of Eberwein Atzinger dated to 1416. On page 113, it cites Heinrich

Atzinger dated to 1120 and one Heinricus de Aezingen, apparently the same man, dated to about 1150.

On the same page, the source gives Luoitwin de Azingen dated to 1177 and Wolfher und Wolfgrein von Atzing dated to 1310. There is also a citation on page 114, but that is not visible in the Google books snippet view.

OSCAR counts 7 Names, 1 Household Name, 6 Devices, 1 Device Change and 2 Badges. There are a total of 17 items submitted on this letter.

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