Emmons Coat of Arms
Photocopy of Drawing made of the Original Painting
Colorized Copy of Sketch
This coat of arms was sent to Sarah Emmons Lee by Samuel Franklin Emmons in reference to the Emmons Family Genealogical search in 1892. It belonged to Mrs. H. A. Perkins of Hartford, CT. It is a photocopy of a drawing made from the original painting which was in the possession of Dr. Nathaniel Emmons. The original was destroyed in a fire. In the description on the back the name is spelled as Edmons. The colorized drawing was done based on a sketch published in the "Complete Armoury & Blue Book" by John Matthews in reference to Samuel Franklin Emmons.
The wording on the coat of arms reads "Pro Cristo Sapiens et Fidus". The translation is "For Christ, Wisdom and Faith". It has the crest of a boar and the boar's head is repeated along with three fleur-de-lis in one quarter of the shield. The fleur-de-lis suggests a French connection. There was a crusader coat of arms about 1440 as found in an index.
I have no idea to whom or how this coat of arms was presented to an Emmons. Further research is needed. If anyone has any information, please let me know.
My thanks to L. Emmons for this information.
According to the College of Arms web site at http://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/
It is a popular misconception that the word 'crest' describes a whole coat of arms or any heraldic device. It does not. A crest is a specific part of a full achievement of arms: the three-dimensional object placed on top of the helm.
There is no such thing as a 'coat of arms for a surname'. Many people of the same surname will often be entitled to completely different coats of arms, and many of that surname will be entitled to no coat of arms. Coats of arms belong to individuals. For any person to have a right to a coat of arms they must either have had it granted to them or be descended in the legitimate male line from a person to whom arms were granted or confirmed in the past.
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