The Le Compte Coat of Arms

    Illustrated left was drawn by an heraldic artist from information officially recorded in ancient heraldic archives.  Documentation for the Le Compte Coat of Arms design can be found in Rietstap Armorial General. Heraldic artists of old developed their own unique language to describe an individual Coat of Arms.  In their language, the Arms (shield) is as follows:

 "D'arg. au chev. de gu., acc. de trols corbeaux de sa.'

    When translated the Arms description is:  "Silver:  a red chevron between three black crows." Family mottos are believed to have originated as battle cries in medieval times.  A Motto was not recorded with the Le Compte Coat of Arms.  Individual surnames originated for the purpose of more specific identification.  The four primary sources for second names were: occupation, location, father's name and personal characteristics.  The surname Le Compte appears to be occupational in origin, and is believed to be associated with the French, meaning, "one who kept the accounts."  The supplementary sheet included with this report is designed to give you more information to further your understanding of the origin of names.  Different spellings of the same original surname are a common occurrence. Dictionaries of surnames indicate probable spelling variations.  The most prominent variations of Le Compte are Lecompte, Lecompes and Les Comptes.

    No genealogical representation is intended or implied by this report and it does
not represent individual lineage or your family tree.

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