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East Kingdom ILoI dated 2014-11-26

Unto the heralds of the East and the Knowne Worlde, greetings and every good thing in this festive season.

Having worked through all of the paid Pennsic submissions, we now can start on the submissions received since August 1.

Commentary on this letter closes at midnight on December 31, 2014.

Ever your servant,

Alys Blue Tyger

1: Agape Kaloethina -New Name & New Device

Sable, two bendlets between a phoenix and a pillar Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Greek) most important.
Culture (10th - 12th cen. Byzantine) most important.

Agape appears as the name of a woman dated to "before 1025" in the Prosopography of the Byzantine World Database (http://db.pbw.kcl.ac.uk/pbw2011/entity/person/106220)

Kaloethina is the feminine form of the family name Kaloethes, which is found in "Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the Later Byzantine Era" by Bardas Xiphias (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/family_names.html#family_names). The family name has been made feminine according to the rules set out in the same article. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/feminizing.html#feminizing_family_names).


2: Agapios Cargos -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2013, via the East

Gules, an eagle and on a base argent a sword and an axe in saltire sable

The submitter's original device, Gules, two snakes nowed in an inverted Heneage knot argent fretted with two swords inverted in saltire Or, the hilts winged argent, was returned on the June 2014 LoAR, with the following explanation:

This device is returned for lack of blazonability. Per SENA A.3.F.5, Depictions that require the careful description of the relative positions of charges, tinctures, etc. in order to produce a visual effect cannot be registered. Designs must be able to be described in standard heraldic terms to be registerable.

There is no reliable way to blazon the arrangement of the snakes and their position relative to the swords. A Heneage knot is normally made from a single strand, and there is no way to describe what part of the knot is made by each snake. Additionally, the swords are not really in saltire and there is no way to descibe their arrangement.

This is a complete redesign.


3: Agapios Cargos -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2013, via the East

(Fieldless) On a tortoise argent a sword and axe in saltire sable


4: Alice Hanwell -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 12-13th cen. any culture in geographic area of Great Britain.
Spelling (I do not want spelling Handwell) most important.

Consulting Herald: Eleazar ha-Levi

Alice is a feminine given name found in "Index of Names in the 1292 Subsidy Roll of London" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/enggivlondon1292.html).

Hanwell is the submitter's legal surname as evidenced by a copy of her PA driver's license. Hanwell is also dated to 1393 in this spelling s.n. Hanwell in Reaney & Wilson. Commenters, can you help find this surname in the 12th-13th centuries to address her authenticity request?


5: Arnora Ketilsdottir -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 10th-11th century.
Language (10th century Icelandic Viking) most important.
Culture (10th century Icelandic Viking) most important.

Arnóra is a female given name found in Geirr Bassi, The Old Norse Name at p. 7. In addition, Academy of St. Gabriel Report #2769 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2769.txt) states that Arnóra "was use occasionally in Iceland from about 900 at least through the 12th century."

Ketill is a masculine name found 44 times in the Landnámabók according to Geirr Bassi at p. 12.

Ketilsdóttir follows the pattern of creating Old Norse patronymics set out at p. 17 of Geirr Bassi.

Accents may be omitted from Old Norse names as long as they are omitted consistently throughout.


6: Boden Henebry -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2004, via the East

Per pale azure and gules, a saltire triply parted and fretted Or and in base a stag trippant argent

Consulting Herald: Boden Henebry

This is a resubmission of Per chevron vert and argent, in chief three stags' heads erased to sinister Or and in base a lantern vert, which was returned on the November 2004 LoAR for redrawing due to an improperly drawn chevron. This resubmission is a complete redesign.


7: Caoilfhionn inghean Uí Fhaoláin -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2014, via the East

(Fieldless) A rose gyronny sable and argent seeded leaved azure


8: Ciarán Ua Meic Thíre -Resub Name & Resub Device

Sable, a wolf rampant and on a base argent an arrow and a sword in saltire sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (pre-1200 Gaelic) most important.
Culture (pre-1200 Gaelic) most important.

Consulting herald: Alys Mackyntoich

This name was originally submitted as Ciarán Meictire and appeared, along with a different device, on Atlantia's 9/30/2014 internal letter. According to the submitter, he had spoken with an Atlantian herald some time ago, but has since moved to the East.

On October 11, 2014, he consulted with Alys Blue Tyger about withdrawing his Atlantian submission and submitting a new device through the East. Alys Blue Tyger conferred with Seraphina Opal and we made the decision to send the entire submission package up to the East to keep everything together. The delay between October 11 and this letter was due to the volume of Pennsic submissions already in the queue ahead of these resubmissions.

The change from Ciarán Meictire to the present Ciarán Ua Meic Thíre was made after a lengthy discussion between Alys Blue Tyger and the submitter about Gaelic grammar and the intended meaning of this name.

Ciarán is a Gaelic male given name found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Ciaran.shtml) with relevant Annals dates of 743, 775, 784, 882, 921, 928, 938 and 1061.

Ua is the pre-1200 Gaelic marker for a clan affiliation byname according to "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#spelling).

Meic Thíre is the genitive form of the Gaelic male name Mac Tíre, also found in Mari's "Index" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/MacTire.shtml) with an Annals date of 1025.

On October 11, 2014, the submitter consulted with Alys Blue Tyger about withdrawing his original device, Sable, in pale a wolf rampant and a sword and arrow in saltire argent, which appeared on Atlantia's 9/30/2014 internal letter. He was unaware that the prior design had actually been submitted and wished to modify it. As he now lives in the East, we are handling this resubmission.


9: Cúán hua hÓcain -New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and azure, a polypus and on a chief Or three annulets sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald: Cúán hua hÓcain

Cúán is a Gaelic male given name found in O'Corrain and Maguire at p. 65 s.n. Cúán dated to 1024.

Ócain is the genitive form of the Gaelic male name Ócan, which is an undated header form in OCM. Find mac Ócain appears in the Annals of Innisfallen dated to 1014, entry 1014.7:

Bás Ruadrig h-U Donnacain & Find m. Ócain (http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G100004/index.html)

Death of Ruaidrí Ua Donnacain, and of Finn, son of Ócán (http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T100004/index.html)

The name is in the form of a Clan Affiliation Byname, found in "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#clanaffiliationbyname)

Because Ócain begins with a vowel, per Krossa, the name is rendered as hÓcain.

As the name is in pre-1200 Gaelic, Ua or hua is the proper marker in the byname. (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#spelling)


10: Dionisio da Desio -New Device

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

Sable, on a pile inverted Or a rapier argent hilted sable entwined with a grape vine vert, in chief two increscents argent

Consulting herald: Elena Hylton


11: East, Kingdom of the -New Transfer of Heraldic Title

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

Treblerose Herald

Transfer of heraldic title to Thomas de Castellan; Thomas paid $ 8.00 as if submitting it new.

Thomas was granted the right to a personal heraldic title when he stepped down as Brigantia Herald in 1999. Ryan Brigantia has confirmed that Thomas is a Herald Extraordinary entitled to a personal title.

On the June 1999 LoAR, the first attempt to transfer the title Treblerose Herald to Thomas was denied for the following reason:

Thomas de Castellan. Transfer of heraldic title. Treblerose Herald

When we ruled that individuals could own their heraldic titles, we said in a cover letter:

"After much thought we have decided to allow heraldic titles to be transferred to individual heralds under the following conditions:

1. The title must have been granted to the individual herald by the crown of the kingdom and the principal herald of the kingdom (except in cases where the Principal Herald is receiving a personal title for himself), or by the Laurel Sovereign, as a personal title for the herald.

2. The transfer must appear on a letter of intent, and follow all the requirements of any transfer.

3. The title will be counted as a name, when seeing how many registered items the person has."

This submission did not fulfill these requirements. It was not properly placed on the LoI as a transfer from the East kingdom, nor was any documentation included showing that this was a personal title given to Thomas. More importantly, this was NOT a creation for the individual nor has it been peculiarly associated with him. This is a very old Eastern title (one of the oldest) and was revived for the use of Arval Benicoeur when he became a commenting herald in the 1980's. Through the better part of the 1980's it was associated particularly with Arval (for good or ill!!). Just as Eastern titles such as Brigantia, Eastern Crown or Blue Tyger, may not be transferred to an individual, neither may this.

Arval Benicoeur ceased to be a citizen of the East Kingdom when Aethelmearc was split off in 1997. Since 1999, the title Treblerose Herald has not been used by anyone except Thomas, albeit informally. Any association it may have once had with Arval Benicoeur is now forgotten except by the longest serving heralds.

For 15 years, the title Treblerose has had no other association than Thomas de Castellan. The original reason for the return is now moot. The East Kingdom therefore supports and encourages its official assignment to Thomas at this time.


12: Galefridus Peregrinus -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2006, via the East

(Fieldless) A palmer's staff argent bearing a palmer's scrip sable


13: Gunnar Alfson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 14th cen. Swedish.
Language (14th cen. Swedish) most important.
Culture (14th cen. Swedish) most important.

Gunnar is found as a given name in a vernacular document from 1368 in the Svenskt Diplomatarium (Swedish Diplomatarium) database of medieval texts (SDHK-8267) as Gunnar Algotsson (http://sok.riksarkivet.se/?postid=Dipl_8267)

Alfson is a patronymic byname found in the Sveriges Medeltida Personnamn (Swedish Medieval Names) database s.n. Alf dated to 1399.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/449/2014-06-25/13-49-04_GunnarDoc3.JPG
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/449/2014-06-25/13-49-05_GunnarDoc1.JPG
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/449/2014-06-25/13-49-05_GunnarDoc2.JPG


14: Hew of Albion -New Device

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

Pily Or and vert, in chief three acorns vert

Consulting herald: Lijsbet van Catwiic


15: Hope Baldwin -New Name & New Device

Purpure, three feathers argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning ('hope') most important.

Hope is an English female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Hope Stringer; Female; Christening; 29 Mar 1569; ALL SAINTS, DERBY, DERBY, ENGLAND; Batch: C03587-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NGW8-MXQ)
Hope Pomery; Female; Christening; 30 Nov 1577; ST NEOT, CORNWALL, ENGLAND; Batch: C02199-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NG9N-84K)

Baldwin is a 16th cen. English surname dated to 1533 in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameAH.html#B)


16: Jehannette Bouchart -New Name & New Device

Per fess purpure and argent, a horse courant and a wyvern counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 15th cen. Burgundy with Venetian influence.
Language (15th cen. French) most important.
Culture (15th cen. French) most important.
Meaning (big mouth) most important.

Consulting Heralds: Istvan and Marie

Jehannette is a female given name found in "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423.html).

Bouchart is a surname dated to 1421 in the same article (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surnames.html).


17: Leifr rella -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2007, via the East

Azure a sinister human footprint bendwise sinister and a chief invected argent

Consulting Herald: Muirenn ingen Dunadaig


18: Llewellyn Walsh -New Alternate Name

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

Hrossbjǫrn Hestamaðr

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald: Llewellyn Walsh

Hrossbjǫrn is a male given name found in Geirr Bassi, The Old Norse Name at p. 11.

Hestamaðr is a byname intended to mean "horse-man." The name hestamanne is dated to 1388 in Diplomatarium Islandicum, Vol. 3 p. 417, second row from the bottom. (https://archive.org/stream/diplomatariumisl03kaupuoft#page/416/mode/2up). This is normalized to hestamaðr, according to Kahle, Bernhard, 1910: Die altwestnordischen Beinamen bis etwa zum Jahre 1400: _Arkiv for Nordisk Filologi_26 at p. 194.

No photocopy or url was provided for the second cited source.

Alternatively, the bynames Hesta- and hestr meaning "horse" are listed in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html). -maðr appears in multiple compound bynames in the article including:

lǫgmaðr = law-man, lawyer

austmaðr = east-man, man from continental Scandinavia

The submitter contends that hestamaðr is a valid constructed byname meaning "horse-man" based on the above examples.

In April 2012, Pelican ruled that Old Norse descriptive bynames could be either capitalized or lowercase.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/449/2014-09-08/17-19-53_Hrossbjorn.jpg


19: Lucan Sangwyn -New Name & New Device

Per fess invected azure and sable, two compass roses and a ship Or

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

Consulting herald: Llewellyn Walsh

Lucan is a 16th and early 17th century English surname, which can be used as a given name by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]. It is found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Margaret Lucan; Female; Christening; 19 Oct 1620; Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England; Batch: P02065-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5LV-2JG)
George Lucan; Male; Marriage; 17 Oct 1585; Hurley, Berkshire, England; Batch: M01826-2 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NK11-B4W)

Sangwyn is a surname found in "Surnames from Exeter, 1489" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/exeter1489.html)


20: Marc Grob von Appenzell -New Name & New Device

Gules, a hound rampant to sinister Or and in chief two crosses couped argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Germanic/Swiss 1380-1450.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.

Consulting herald: Muirenn ingen Dunadaig

Marc is a male given name found in "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423.html). The submitter would prefer the spellings Mark or Marx if they can be documented. Blue Tyger notes that Marx is found as a given name in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html)

Grob is a surname found in "German Names from 1495" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnames1495a-g.html).

von Appenzell is a German locative byname based on the descriptive byname Appenzelle(r) meaning "man from Appenzell" found in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/surnamesnurnloc.html).

Blue Tyger had a discussion with the submitter and this is a true authenticity request, so commenters should not hesitate to suggest changes to make the name fit the requested place and time.


21: Martyn de Haliwell -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2007, via the East

(Fieldless) A tower Or issuant from the back of a hedgehog azure


22: Martyn de Haliwell -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2007, via the East

(Fieldness) A tower issuant from the back of a hedgehog statant Or


23: Oliver de Bainbrig -New Name & New Device

Azure, an ear of wheat Or between three bees proper.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Oliver - Withycombe p. 232 s.n. Oliver, this spelling is dated 1249. "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Juliean Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/men.html) shows Oliver in this spelling dated to 1516. Thus, it is an acceptable given name for 13-16C.

de Bainbrig - Bardsley s.n. Bainbridge dates "de Baynbryg" to 1379. The i/y switch is well documented in period English.

SENA Appendix A states that "de X" is an acceptable locative form in English.


24: Osc of the Harbours -New Name & New Device

Argent, five geese migrant one, two and two sable and in base a torteau.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (9th to 11th century Icelandic) most important.
Culture (9th to 11th century Icelandic) most important.

Consulting herald: Jeanne de Robin

Ósk is a female given name found in the Landnámabók according to Geirr Bassi, p. 13. The spelling Osc is not the Old Norse transliteration in common use, but Stefan Karlsson's "The Icelandic Language" (http://vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/Icelandic_language_corrected_2013.pdf), at page 44 states: "The earliest evidence suggests that a fair number of scribes observed the custom of writing k before front vowels and c elsewhere." The submitter therefore believes that Osc is a valid alternative spelling.

Hafnar- is an Old Norse descriptive byname meaning "haven" or "harbor" found in the Landnámabók according to Geirr Bassi, p. 22. The submitter believes that this descriptive could be made plural based on the documented byname Dala- meaning "from the dales." Osc of the Harbours is intended as the Lingua Anglica equivalent of an Old Norse name using the plural of Hafnar-.


25: Peter de Bracebridge -New Name & New Device

Vairy argent and sable, on a fess gules a cross potent Or

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

Consulting herald: Jeanne de Robin

Peter is a male given name appearing in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/men.html) dated to 1375.

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, he will accept the form de Bracebrig.


26: Peter de Bracebridge -New Household Name & New Badge

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

House of Kingsbury

Quarterly sable and gules, a lion salient and a chief Or

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No major changes.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Consulting herald: Jeanne de Robin

The pattern House of [surname] is found in the March 2013 Cover Letter.

Kingsbury is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

John Kingsbury, 15 Jun 1551; Great Waldingfield, Suffolk, England; Batch:C06296-2 (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J77R-4FS)
Johem Kingsbury, 24 Oct 1557; Lamarsh, Essex, England; Batch M04329-1( http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NLCL-B5H)
Alice Kingsbury, 1583; Mere, Wiltshire, England; Batch M15289-1 (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NX9Q-G4L)


27: Remy Delemontagne de Gascogne -New Device

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

Argent, a chevron between three fleurs-de-lys and on a chief azure a wolf passant argent


28: Robert Dwe Mac Minn -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Old Item: Robert Dwe Makmyane, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Mac Minn) most important.
Spelling (Mac Minn) most important.

Robert is a Scots given name grandfathered to the submitter.

Dwe is a Scots descriptive byname grandfathered to the submitter.

Mac is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Margaret Mac; Female; Marriage; 31 Jul 1614; Wigan, Lancashire, England; Batch: M00556-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NL4Y-MW1)

Minn is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:


John Minn; Male; Christening; 11 Jan 1640; Saint Botolph Without Aldersgate, London, London, England; Batch: C02238-2 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JW7B-319)

Double surnames are found in English per Appendix A of SENA.

Scots and English are part of the same Language Group under Appendix C of SENA.


29: Rys Waytheman -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of August 16, 2014 as submitted.

Per fess azure and argent, a lion counterchanged charged on the shoulder with a fleur-de-lys gules

Consulting herald: Alys Mackyntoich

The submitter's original design, Per fess azure and argent, a lion rampant counterchanged, was returned on the August 2014 East Kingdom LoD for conflict with Riocárd Ó Donnghaile (Feb. 1998, Atlantia): Per fess azure and argent, a tyger rampant counterchanged. By precedent, there is only a single DC (formerly CD) between a heraldic tyger and a lion. [Jane Atwell, 02/2003 LoAR, R-Æthelmearc; Andreas de Caunteton, 01/2005 LoAR, R-Atlantia].

The submitter has added a tertiary charge to supply the necessary second DC.


30: Stoldo Venturini -New Exchange of Device and Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of July 27, 2013 as submitted.

Azure, in pale three eagles argent

I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Stoldo Venturini, request my badge, "Azure, in pale three eagles argent," be graduated from being my badge to my arms. I request that my current arms, "Per bend rayonny argent and gules, three grenades gules and a tower argent enflamed Or, on a chief gules, a double-headed phoenix rising from flames Or," be retained as a badge."

[dated and signed with legal name]


31: Taldo Venturini -New Exchange of Device and Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of July 27, 2013 as submitted.

Azure, in pale three eagles Or

"I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Taldo Venturini, request my badge, "Azure, in pale three eagles Or," be graduated from being my badge to my arms. I request that my current arms, "Per bend sinister wavy argent and gules, a hammer bendwise and a crescent counterchanged, on a chief gules a double-headed phoenix rising from flames Or," be retained as a badge.

[dated and signed with legal name]


32: Thomas de Castellan -New Acceptance of Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1995, via the East

Treblerose Herald

Thomas paid $ 8.00 for the title, as if submitting it new. Thomas was granted the right to a personal heraldic title when he stepped down as Brigantia Herald in 1999. This right has been confirmed by the current Brigantia.


33: Thome McGreghere -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Scot) most important.
Culture (Scot) most important.
Meaning (Gregory's Twin) most important.

Consulting Herald: Cassandra Hobbes

Thome appears as a male given name in a Scots-language record dated to 1471 in the Records of the Parliments of Scotland to 1707 database (http://www.rps.ac.uk/mss/1471/5/43).

McGreghere is a Latin rendering of a Gaelic surname dated to 1293, found in "Names from 13th Century Scottish Parliamentary Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Namesfrom13thCenturyScottishParliamentaryRecords.html). Although submitted as McGreghere, this will have to be expanded to MacGreghere by precedent, because Mc- is a scribal abbreviation. [September 2013 Cover Letter].


34: Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson -New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2013, via the East

Ragnarshús

Meaning (Ragnarr's house) most important.

In this household name, hús is intended as the designator and Ragnarr as the substantive element.

Ragnarr is a male given name found in Geirr Bassi, The Old Norse Name at p. 14.

The June 2013 LoAR acceptance of the Old Norse household name Rauðagalta hus states:

[E]xamples of given name + house include the late period Aachkhuus derived from the Old Norse "Aki's house;" Palshus "Pall's house" and Siffuerhuus "Sigurð's house. The first citation is from Talan Gwynek's "Place-Names in Landnámabók"; the remainder are from O. Rygh's Norske Gaardnavne.

The submitter believes that Ragnarshús fits the pattern from the LoAR for the meaning "Ragnarr's house."



OSCAR counts 14 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Alternate Name, 2 Household Names, 16 Devices, 7 Badges and 2 Exchanges of Device and Badge. There is 1 transfer.There is 1 acceptance. There are a total of 45 items submitted on this letter.