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Herbarz Polski translation

Blanckenstein herb

The following article is a direct translation from the classic genealogical and heraldic reference "Herbarz Polski" by Kasper Niesiecki SJ. Lipsk edition 1839-46. Translated by William F Hoffman.

 

These arms are described in MS. on Prussian families: the arms feature a white crest and an azure field; through the middle of two red stripes separated from each other a golden arrow points upwards, while the helm and crown have three ostrich feathers, two azure, the third one white: but some of this house include only one red stripe in their arms, while others show the arrow pointing downward.

 

Copyright © 1986 William F. Hoffman. Used by permission. This article originally appeared in Polish Genealogical Society Newsletter (Vol. IX, No. 2, Fall 1986), the bulletin of the Polish Genealogical Society of America.

  
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