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Ansteorra LoI dated 2018-10-29

Greetings to the Sovereigns and College of Arms!

This letter contains submissions from Ansteorra ILoI dated 2018-09-03 and ended 2018-10-03, which can be found at: https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=8&loi=5395, as well as a few pended-in-Kingdom items from the ILOI issued 2018-07-02 and ended 2018-08-10 found at https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=8&loi=5268 and ILOI issued 2018-06-10 and ended 2018-07-10 found at https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=8&loi=5196. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

The Kingdom of Ansteorra humbly submits for registration the following heraldic items:

This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

1: Aillenn bean Ui Maille - New Name & New Device

Purpure, a bird migrant to chief argent and on a chief argent 3 feathers chevronelly inverted sable and argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture (15 - 16th century Irish) most important.

Aillen - http://medievalscotland.org/KMO/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aillenn.shtml

bean - is the post 1200 Gaelic form for wife. The pattern wife + husband's byname is documented from various Annals

OMaille - Header form in Woulfe pg 594 - There are several italicized 16th/17th century angelicized Irish forms under this header including <OMalley> which is enough to give submitter the benefit of the doubt that the Gaelic header was used

Note: The feathers were originally submitted as Sable, but drawn chevronelly inverted, with large white gaps to illustrate feather-ness. We have consulted with the submitter, and she would like to keep the inverted chevron design as drawn - so we have updated the blazon to match.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

2: Áine ingen Oitir - New Name & New Device

Per saltire sable and azure, in pale two otters statant and in fess two triskelions of spirals argent

Áine - Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200)

https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aine.shtml?fref=gc

Oitir - ccc(1127-1134) Section 53/N/do ansat Lochlannaig in baile fein ann.i. Lulach & Amhlaibh & Lagmann & Turcaill & Gulla Ciarain mac Henruc un t-senrigh & Oitir

https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/annalIndex/masculine/Torcailli.shtml?fref=gc

Step from Period Practice for the triskelion of spirals.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

3: Angelina Francesca di Nardi - New Name & New Device

Argent, a tree blasted and eradicated sable between two triquetras purpure

No major changes.
Sound (Italian) most important.

Angelina - 1464 or 1548 Juliana de Luna Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa

https://heraldry,sca.org/kwhss/2014/Juliana_de_Luna/Names_from_15th_and_16th_Century_Pisa.pdf

Francesca- 1458 TO 1557. Same source

di Nardi - 1440 Sara L. Friedemann Names from Arezzo, Italy, 1386-1528

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/Italian/arezzofull.html

"Delle Historie Di Pistoia E Fazioni D'Italia", Volume 2 By Michel'Angelo Salvi, 1657, bk. p.422, mentions Bernardo de' Nardi Fiorentino (Bernardo of the Nardi, Florentine). In the margin he is listed as Bernardo Nardi. See image. This book was printed in Pistoia, Tuscany. https://books.google.com/books?id=mfc_AAAAcAAJ

An earlier book "Delle historie del mondo" (Vol. 4. 5: di Mambrino Roseo da Fabriano) By Giovanni Tarcagnota, 1580, verso page of 497 has Bernardo di Nardi. See image. This book was printed in Venice which may account for the dissimilar Venetian-looking name but that is only my opinion. https://books.google.com/books?id=KcVOAAAAcAAJ

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2018-10-19/12-12-42_08-11-22_1580_Nardi.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2018-10-19/12-12-42_08-11-22_1657_Nardi.jpg


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

4: Ansteorra, Kingdom of - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in of at some point, .

Sable, on a pale gules fimbriated, a rapier inverted Or

This submission is to be associated with Blade of Merit, Order of the

Original submission was returned on the August 2018 LOAR.

Sable, on a pale Or a rapier inverted sable.

This badge is returned for conflict with the device of Varghǫss Stál, Sable, on a pale Or a wolf rampant sable. There is one DC for change of type of tertiary charge.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

5: Cailleach Dhé inghean Uí Chearbhaill - New Name & New Device

Quarterly vert and sable, a greyhound sejant sinister paw raised Or and on a chief Or three poppies gules seeded Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Cailleach Dhé - https://medievalscotland.org/KMO/AnnalsIndex/Feminine?CailleachDhe.shtml

inghean Uí - standard way to form a name using an Irish clan affiliation byname for women ("Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" 3rd Edition, Sharon L. Krossa, http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#simplepatronymicbyname.

O'Cearbhaill - https://www.libraryireland.com/names/oc/o-cearbhaill.php

Note: The name was changed in Kingdom from <Cailleach Dhé O'Cearbhaill> to <Cailleach Dhé inghean Uí Chearbhaill> with permission of the submitter, who requested a feminine name.

The emblazon was updated by the submitter to feed the chief and make the poppies identifiable, after these items were discussed in Kingdom. Poppies are those found in Pennsic Traceable Art.

Correction to Device (2018-Oct-30 12:10:05): Due to concerns with the depiction of the poppies, the submitter has approved a change in the blazon and emblazon: Quarterly vert and sable, a greyhound sejant sinister paw raised Or and on a chief Or three poppies gules seeded sable. Please see the attachment in the comments.

Correction to Device (2018-Nov-29 14:11:23): Nix the correction of October 30th - let's get a ruling on these poppies as they are submitted.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

6: Dalla Hróðmarsdóttir - New Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Dalla Hr??marsd?ttir in May of 2018, via Ansteorra.

Per fess sable and argent, a skull and a lily counterchanged


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

7: Denys O'Maille - New Name & New Device

Denys O'Maille

Per saltire azure and argent, on a bend sinister gules two dragon's heads cabossed palewise argent.

No major changes.

Denys - "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRSF-943 : 11 February 2018), Denys Faroll, 17 Mar 1645

O'Maille - header form in Woulfe pg 594. There are several italicized 16-17th century Angelicized Irish forms under this header including <O'Malley> which is enough to give submitter the benefit of the doubt that the Gaelic header form was used in the same time period


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

8: Elionora inghean Ui Ceallaigh - New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and argent, on a pellet a quatrefoil knot argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language most important.
Culture (14th century Irish) most important.

Elionora - Gaelicized form of Norman "Elenor" (which dates in various spellings to 12c). Usage of English / Norman first names is supported by the Fitzwilliam accounts as "Irish women are more likely to bear non-Irish given names than Irish men are". Known usage of this spelling in 1560 through 1599. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/lateirish/fitzwilliam.html

inghean Ui Ceallaigh - Ui Ceallaigh is anglicized as "Kellie" in referenced text (ibid). The unleniated form is personal preference of the client

Name pattern: (Given) + inghean + (Ui + Given)

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/lateirish/ormond-patterns.html#Patterns


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9: Ellisif Bryniulfsdottir - New Name

Language most important.
Culture most important.

Ellisif - GB pp 9

BryniulfR - Nordiskt runnamnslexikon p. 51 sn. BryniulfR/BrunulfR mn.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

10: Fernando de Cádiz - New Name

Fernando: S.L. Uckelman. "Ferdinand". In S.L. Uckelman, ed., The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Ferdinand, under Spain, Spanish: 1376 Fernando, 1567 Fernando.

de Cádiz: location in Spain

Alberto Larco Herrera, Anales de Cabildo : Ciudad de Trujillo*, 1598, https://books.google.com/books?id=UZpQAAAAYAAJ. Image below is from p. 51.

Author and title from enlarging Google's title page as confirmed by https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011818241. (Thanks to Gerard for this)

Note: this submission was changed from <Ferdinand> to <Fernando> with the submitter's permission due to the issue of mixing English and Spanish being disallowed by SENA.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2018-10-19/12-29-05_15-51-23_CadizWAccent.PNG


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

11: Finé ingen Fáeláin - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Fíne is an Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) name found in Mari Elspeth nic Bryan's Index of Names in Irish Annals with relevant Annals dates of 800, 802 & 805. http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Fine.shtml

ingen is the patronymic particle meaning "daughter of" used before 1200ce found in Sharon L. Krossa's Quick and Easy Gaelic Names, http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/

Fáeláin is the Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form of Fáelán/Faolán http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Faelan.shtml?fbclid=IwAR0J9awURs5vWf9zkZQOCuy0 w7L4EzLbiug-sqYShPc06upzWNyaZNBM_wg

Also, the lenition, if any, of the letter F prior to 1200 is a punctum, or a small dot over the letter, which we do not register. The addition of an H is not appropriate until after 1200. http://medievalscotland.org/scotlang/lenition.shtml

SENA supports the construction ingen + father's name (genitive case) for feminine patronymics before 1200.

Note: The submitter originally requested <Fíneamhain inghean Uí Fialain>, but with the desire for the given name to sound "roughly, fee-NAWN". The submitter was informed of the actual pronunciation of <Fíneamhain>, and of the options available that might come closer to her desired sound. Due to the date of <Fíne>, the submitter was informed the patronimic particle and patronymic would need to be updated. As a final result, she has requested <Finé ingen Fáeláin> be submitted.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

12: Henry Gruffyths - New Name

Henry - http://st-walburga.aspiringluddite.com/docs/NamesFrom1thCcenChanceryDocuments.pdf

Gruffyths - Morgan & Morgan, s.n. Gruffudd, where <Gruffyths> appears as a surname from the parish registers of Hanwood, Shropshire in the marriage of Hugo Gruffyths & Jana Gybbons in 1610 and the burial of Catherina Gruffyths in 1612. Detail available online http://www.melocki.org.uk/salop/Hanwood.html

Note: Originally submitted as <Henry Gruffudd>, we could not document the given name <Gruffudd> as a surname. In consultation with the submitter, they approved a change to the documentable <Gruffyths>.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

13: Katheryn Cranesgrove - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Katheryn Abington, 1590. "England Births and Cristenings, 1538-1975," https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRZ7-L8C Batch C13862-1

From ffide in internal commentary regarding compound placename <Cranesgrove>

Compound Placenames in English by Juliana de Luna has:

Elements followed by 'Grove' Arnoldes Grove 1551

Clayes More Grove 1610

Pypis Grove 16th c.

Looking in her source, A Dictionary of London Place-Names by A. D. Mills, these are <surname's><grove>:

sn. Arnos Grove

"Named from an estate called Arnoldes Grove 1551, Arno's grove c.1865, that is `grove or copse of the Arnold family'"

sn. Phipps Bridge

"Pypesbrige 1535, Pippebridge 1548, Phips Bridge c.1745, probably `bridge associated with a family called Pipp' (also recorded in other local names like Pyppis Meade and Pypis Grove in the 16th century)"

sn. Clay Hill

"Claysmore, earlier Clayes More Grove 1610, is to be associated with the family of William atte Cleye (that is `at the clayey place') 1274, John Clay 1420, so that even the name Clay Hill may derive from the surname rather than from the word clay."

I think we could form the placename "Cranesgrove" with:

R&W sn. Crane

Crane, Cran Osbert Crane 1177

William le Crane 1235

OE cran `crane', no doubt `long-legged'.

Note: this name was changed from <Crane Grove> in Kingdom at the request of the submitter, who desires <Cranesgrove>


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

14: Keyna Morgan Oulton - New Badge Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1991, via Ansteorra.

(Fieldless) Per pale Or and purpure an eagle displayed engorged with a pearled coronet argent

Old Item: Fieldless) An eagle displayed per pale Or and purpure, to be released.

Correction to Badge (2018-Oct-30 10:10:37): the submitter was made a Court Baroness on February 3, 2018.


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15: Loch Soilleir, Barony of - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1992, via Ansteorra.

Per bend azure and gules, a mullet and a base engrailed argent

This submission is to be associated with Baronial Combat Unit

Original submission was returned on the July 2018 LOAR.

Per bend azure and gules, a mullet and a base engrailed argent.

This badge is returned for redraw. When a design has a peripheral ordinary, the field and any charges on it shift to give space to the ordinary. In this badge, the presence of the base shifts the primary charge up, and the per bend field division should extend from the dexter chief corner of the field to the sinister chief corner of the base, so that the visible field is evenly divided azure and gules. Additionally, the position of the mullet should be adjusted vertically on the redrawn field so it lies more equally in both the azure and the gules compartments.

The requested association "Coastal Army" is not generic enough to be a generic identifier.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

16: Loch Soilleir, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1992, via Ansteorra.

Vert, two bars wavy and overall a sea serpent in annulo head to chief and vorant of its own tail argent.

This submission is to be associated with Loch Soilleir Baronial Guard


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

17: Ragnar Kelson of Durham - New Name & New Device

Per saltire sable and argent, two ravens rising respectant sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Richard Ragnar, male, christened 1630, England. Batch no. P00144-1

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5K3-XYL)

Georgius Kelson, male, married 1548, England. Batch no. M01115-4

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NFQ6-8Z5)

of Durham - see attached map of Durham, England from 1610, by the famous cartographer John Speed (1551 or 1552 - 28 July 1629).

Note: Originally submitted as <Ragnar Kelson>, there was concern that it would conflict with <Ragnar Karlson>. The submitter approved the addition of the locative <of Durham>, but if this item can be registered without, that would be the submitter's preference.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2018-10-19/12-51-07_Durham_1610.jpg


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

18: Siaua thugatêr Karsas - New Name

Language most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning (Rider of the dark horse) most important.

https://www.s-gabriel.org/3315

<Siauos> occurs in Ursula Georges, "Greek Names with Scytho-Sarmatian Roots" at http://yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/iranianroots.html, as masculine--It is arguable that this might feminize as <Siaua>

<thugatêr>, 'daughter of', found Ursula Georges, "Greek Names with Scytho-Sarmatian Roots"

<Karasas> found in Ursula Georges, "Greek Names with Scytho-Sarmatian Roots"

Note: Originally submitted as <Siyâva thugatêr Karsanou>, the documentation provided did not support this form, and we could not find any in Kingdom. It was suggested in commentary that the form <Siaua thugatêr Karsas> could be documented, and the submitter has agreed to this change.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

19: Tigernán mac Flainn Uí Fáeláin - New Name

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

Tigernán - Middle Irish Gaelic masculine name dated 980, 1201, 1313 in "Index of names in Irish Annals: Tigernán / Tighearnán" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M O'Brian) https://medievalscotland.org/KMO/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Tigernan.shtml

mac - patronymic marker

Flainn - genitive form of Flann, Middle Irish Gaelic masculine name dated 754-1486 in "Index of Names in Irish Annals, Flann" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M O'Brian) https://medievalscotland.org/KMO/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Flann.shtml

Uí - clan affiliation marker

Fáeláin - genitive form of Fáelán Middle Irish Gaelic masculine name dated 628-1423 in "Index of Names in Irish Annals, Fáelán / Faolán" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M O'Brian)

https://medievalscotland.org/KMO/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Faelan.shtml

This name is a simple patronymic with clan affiliation byname, X mac Y Uí Z. Pattern is documented in "Quick and Easy Gaelic names" 3rd Edition by Sharon L. Krossa https://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#patronymicwithclan

Note: In Kingdom it was brought up that this name may be presumptive of the King, due to the time frame of the elements. The submitter has requested we send it as-is for commentary, and should it be kicked back, he will be able to address issues in his new Kingdom.

From Pympernell, bolding mine:

Okay, go with me a bit on this one. Neither the early form Tigernán nor the early form Fáeláin is appropriate here; this name really needs to be in Early Modern form. The clan name is spelled exclusively Ui Faolain in Gaelic records, for good reason.

The clancestor is Faelán mac Cormac, who we see becoming king of the Déisi here:

I966.1 Mors Cellaich m. Foelain, ríg Laigen, & Foelain m. Cormaic, ríg na n-Désse.

His grandson, who is technically the first Ua Faeláin, literally, was not recorded that way until long after his death. His death is in fact recorded here:

U1014.2 Mothla m. Domnaill m. Fhaelain

For the next century and a bit, the ONLY person referred to as any form of Ua Faelain was the king of the Déisi, and the term was synonymous with the chieftaincy and kingship. The king was Ui Faolain, and his heir was mac Ui Faolain. In the late 1100s, the Anglo-Norman invaders decided to take the land previously owned by the Déisi. They beat the Irish army pretty soundly in 1170, and cleaned up the last of the resistance, including mac Ui Faolan, here in 1196:

M1196.3 Slóighead lá Ruáidhri Mac Duinn Slebhe co n-Gallaibh, & go macaibh toísech Connacht do shoighidh Chenél n-Eoghain, & na n-Airther. Tangattar dna Cenél Eóghain Telcha Ócc, & fioru Airthir co machaire Árda Macha i n-a n-aghaidh, & do-radsat cath dhóibh go raoimheadh for Mhac Duinn Slebhe & ro ládh derg-ár a mhuintire. Torcratar ann dna a dó dhécc do macaibh flatha, & toíseach Connacht go sochaidhibh oile do dhoescurshluagh imaille friú. Ba dia maithibh Brian Buide Ua Flaithbhertaigh, mac Maoil Iosa Ui Concobhair a Connachtaibh, mac Ui Concobhair Failge, & mac Ui Faolain na n-Deise.

(stuff happened and everybody, including the heir to the throne, died.)

At this point, there was no longer a king of the Déisi known as Ui Faolain, and this is where the clan name starts to be adopted by survivors and hangers-on. So that pretty much takes us to 1200 and the Early Modern Irish break.

So, Tighearnán mac Flainn Uí Faoláin is good for anytime from 1200 on. Tigernán mac Flainn is a perfectly acceptable earlier name, but at that time nobody was Uí Fáeláin except the king.


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20: Turlough an Gha Bhearnaigh Ó Faoláin - New Name & New Device

Argent, a bend of lozenges conjoined cotised plain azure, on a chief gules three fleurs-de-lys argent.

Sound most important.

Turlough - Irish given name found in "Annals of the Four Masters" M1182.4 - Date 1182

an Gha Bhearnaigh - Irish descriptive byname found in "Misc. Irish Annals Frag 1" (Mac Carthaigh's Book) MCB1156.2 Date 1156

https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/inGaiBernaig.shtml

O'Faolain - Woulfe as a header backed up by italicized versions which are accepted as 16th/17th century. https://www.libraryireland.com/names/of/o-faolain.php


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

21: Ulf Smidsson - New Name & New Device

Gules, a saltire sable fimbriated Or and overall a wolf rampant argent

Ulf - as 16th century Danish from "Landbohistorisk Selskabs Adkomstregistrering 1513-1550" (http://webarkiv.hum.ku.dk/navneforskning/adkomst.htm), from the Scandinavian Research Institute at the University of Copenhagen, showing: Ulf Jens (Jessen ?) i Vesterbæk, 1530; Ulf Jens Thomesen (lever 1531); Ulf Peder Thomesen (lever 1519); Ulf Thomas Pedersen til Vesterbæk (lever 15.2.1499).

Smidsson -

Lind col. 930 sn. Smiðr

Þorgyls Smidss[on], Norway, 1344-1347

Þorgiuls Smidsson, Norway, 1409-1432

and also Diplomatarium Norvegicum has:

Thorgils Smidssøn, 1471 (http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst_2016.prl?b=15448&s=n&str=Smeds%)

Note: Originally submitted as <Úlfr Smidsson>, the submitter wanted the sound "Smidsson", but provided documentation for <Smiðsson>. The submitter has approved the change to <Ulf Smidsson>.

Correction to Name (2018-Nov-29 13:11:11): The submitter provided documentation for the early period name Ulfr Smi('d)sson." When submitter was informed that ('d) was NOT equivalent in sound to the letter d, he stated he wanted the d sound. Commenters at kingdom found "Smidsson" from 1340s-1470s. Ulf is closer temporally to Smidsson & was approved by the submitter. https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=8&loi=5196#27


In Service,

Elena Bordure


OSCAR counts 16 New Names, 10 New Devices, 1 New Badge and 1 New Badge Change. These 28 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $112 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Badges. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 30 items submitted on this letter.

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