The Goosen Coat of Arms And Its History

Coat of Arms were developed in
the Middle Ages as a means of
identifying warriors in battle and
tournaments. The present function
of the Coat of Arms (although still
one of identity) serves more to
preserve the traditions that arose
from its earlier use.

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Heraldic artists of old developed
their own unique language to describe
an individual  Coat of Arms. The
Coat of Arms illustrated herein was
drawn by a heraldic artist from information
recorded in ancient heraldic archives.
our research indicates that
there are often times a number of different
Coat of Arms recorded for a specific
surname. When possible we
select and translate  the Coat of Arms most
representative of your surname or its variant
for illustration.

           
 

ABOVE THE SHIELD AND HELMET IS THE CREST
WHICH IS DESCRIBED AS:

"A GOLD STAR BETWEEN A PAIR OF BLUE WINGS."
  

 

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BLAZONING OF THE GOOSEN COAT OF ARMS
BLAZON:
ARMS (Shield):
Per fess, 1st Per pale argent a raven sable, gules three pales or, 2nd azure three estoiles or 2 and 1, overall a bendlet argent
CREST (Helmet):
On a torse of the colors, between a vol azure an estoile or
MANTLE:
Not deScribed (Mantling is seldom deScribed unless other than the Primary Tinctures are to be used)
MOTTO:
None recorded
REFERENCE SOURCE:
Armorial General by J.B. Rietstap

 

Drawings Copyright © 2001-2009 K. Kuntz.

 

 

 

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And my personal Coat of Arms.
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Gerhard Goosen

Quarterly argent and sable, a Latin cross clechy between in base two geese rousant respectant all counterchanged.

 

Patrick Goosen

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