Gleann Abhann LoI dated 2017-08-07

Greetings from Skaia Ruby and Evlaiia Deputy Ruby on this unusually grey and cloudy Gleann Abhann Day!

This item was on the 11-2017 LoAR

1: Cedric de Lothian - New Name & New Device

Per fess sable and gules, a phoenix argent enflamed Or, and in chief a Maltese cross argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

The data shows the following name patterns:

[given name] + de + [place name]

Cedric -

Cedric Holle - Christing Date - 27 May 1613, Batch P00183-1.

Lothian - is a region of the Scottish Lowlands, lying between the southern shore of the Firth of Forth and the Lammermuir Hills.


Further information was given during Internal Commentary:

R&W s.n. Lothian, Ranulph de Louthyan 1256, John de Loudonia 1327 (Black), Alice Louthian 1364. From Lothian, Scotland.

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2: Kitta Foxdottir - New Name & New Device

Vert, on a pile inverted throughout argent between two open books Or a fox salient proper.

Kitta: Shortened form of the name Kristín. CV pp. xxxiv s.v. "Pet Names", retreived from the Viking Answer Lady. []

Fox: Found in Old Swedish as the by-name Fux and in OW.Norse as the by-name Fox (etymology uncertain). From a word corresponding to Swedish fux and German Fuchs "fox." Occurs in the runic nominative form fuks. NR s.n. Fux, Retreived from the Viking Answer Lady. []

dottir: Typical patronymic, as per pg. 17 of Geirr-Bassi.

Consulting onomastic herald(s): None listed.

Consulting armorial herald(s): Ulrich Eisenhand

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3: Maggie Wryght - New Name & New Device

Purpure, a unicorn head erased and a bordure argent semy of lozenges azure.

No changes.

Maggie:Maggie Mortin, Anstruther Wester, Fife, Scotland; Marriage Date 27 Aug 1588', Batch M11403-2; Film 1040146, []

Maggie Rey, Christened Date 01 April 1610', Batch C11461-2; Film 1040185; []

Wryght: Mary Wryght; Fletching, Sussex, England' Christening Date 30 May 1574, Batch C01870-9; []

William Wryght; Christening date 1578; Rye, Sussex, England; Batch C00086-3; []

Consulting onomastic herald(s): Elizabeth Blackburn

Armorial Herald(s): Elizabeth Blackburn

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4: Maggie Wryght - New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

[Fieldless] A magpie proper maintaining in its beak a peacock feather inverted proper.

Armorial Herald(s): Elizabeth Blackburn

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5: Nicholaus de Fonte - New Name & New Device

Per chevron embattled argent and or, two Thor's hammers and a lion gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Nicholaus - is a masculine personal name found in 1283-86 in "Names from the 13th and 14th century Latin Records from Gascony" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, at

de Fonte is a locative byname from the same artical, found in 1287.

this name fits the pattern: given+byname found in SENA Appendix A for Occitan Names.

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6: Seraphina of Skye - New Alternate Name Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2003, via Meridies.

Þorfinna Kolsdóttir

Old Item: Seraphina of Skye, to be released.

Þorfinna: Appears in Laxdæla saga (c. 1245) as Þórfinna Vermundardóttir, grandaughter of Óláfr pái ("peacock") and wife of Þórsteinn Kuggason. A short form of women's names in þór- is Þóra or Tóra. []

Kolr: Found in Old Danish as the personal name Kol and as the by-name Kul. Occurs in Old Swedish as Kol (alsofound as a by-name). Found in OW.Norse as Kolr. From the OW.Norse noun kol "coal, black." Runic examples include the nominative form kul and the accusative form kul. []

dottir: Typical patronymic, as per pg. 17 of Geirr-Bassi.

Consulting onomastic herald(s): None listed.

During Internal Commentary, Master Rory ua Riada pulled the information from Geirr Bassi. We thank him graciously for his Super Powers of Documentation.

Þorfinna is a Norse female name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 16, listed as Þorfinna 1.

Kollr and Kolr both appear as Norse male names in Geirr Bassi, pages 12 and 13, listed as Kollr 9 and Kolr 5.

Kolsdóttir follows the pattern on p.17 of Geirr Bassi for Kolr to change -r to -s and add -dóttir, becoming Kolsdóttir.

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7: Theodericus Swertfürge von Zürich - New Name & New Device

Per bend Or and lozengy azure and argent, a bend embattled and in sinister chief a dragon passant coward Sable

No major changes.
Meaning most important.

Theodericus : Mittelhochdeutshes Namenbunch, Deutsche Taufnamen, Ch. I p.11

Swertfürge : Mittelhochdeutshes Namenbunch, namen von Beruf, CH XXII, p. 537

von Zürich : Mittelhochdeutshes Namenbunch, Familiennamen aud Taufnamen, CH. VI, p. 140 - Canoicu H. von Zürich

Mittelhochdeutshes Namenbunch, Ubermane, Ch. XIX, p. 429 - roger der Manesse von Zürich - 1301

submitter states "I do not consider a deletion or change to 'von Zürich' as a major change. I am more concerned with the Given and By-name submitted"

During Internal Commentary, further information was given.

From Mittelhochdeutshes Namenbunch, 1903 PDF, p.11.Theodericus miles de Scrankenvels 1241, Theodericus sutor 1288.

Swertfürge - Ülricus der swertfurge BPb; Petrus der swertfurge BPb. Source dates: Die in [BP]b vereinzelt vorkommenden Jahreszahlen beginnen mit 1243 und schliehssen mit 1341. "… begin with 1243 and conclude with 1341."

her Rodeger der Manesse von Zürich, 1301. title:Namenbuch&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsjdOEq__UAhXjy4MKHe0MDCkQ6AEIJjAA


Skaia Ruby and Evlaiia Deputy Ruby

Gleann Abhann

OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name Change, 5 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 12 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $48 for them. There are a total of 12 items submitted on this letter.