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Christopher Rowan Eck.

Registered: The International Register of Arms, 8th December 2006. Registration No. 0082.

Arms: Argent, on a chevron Gules between three harps Sable, three crosses couped of the field.

Crest: An arm in armour embowed Argent, holding in the hand a jousting-lance proper.

Motto: Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam

Assumed: USA 2002

Private Registration: American College of Heraldry, 26 September 2006, Registration No. 2931

The Arms of Christopher Rowan Eck

The armiger assumed arms during his service as the Broward County (Florida) Historic Preservation Officer, an appointed office under the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. He had previously served as the appointed Miami-Dade County (Florida) Historic Preservation Officer.

The armiger holds a BA in History from Loyola University of New Orleans, an MA in History & Historical Archaeology from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a JD from the University of Miami in Coral Gables. He was inducted into the following academic societies: Alpha Sigma Nu, Phi Alpha Theta and Blue Key.

He has also been admitted to the Florida Bar. The armiger descends from Jacob Egg (Eck), a gun maker & farmer, who came to Pennsylvania in 1746 from Kanton Solothurn, Switzerland, and was confirmed in a 125-acre patent of land outside Philadelphia by Governors Thomas & Richard Penn in 1747. Jacob Egg was also the grandfather to famed English gun maker Durs Egg (1748-1831), great-great grandfather to famed English painter Augustus Leopold Egg, RA (1816-1863) and the ancestor to the English family of the name. The arms reflect the armiger's devotion to history, his family & his Roman Catholic faith. The chevron is a pun on a German word for "corner" ("eck") and alludes to other Eck arms, as does the crest. The crosses allude to his Swiss ancestry and his Christian faith. The harps recall his Irish ancestors and the overall scheme is an allusion to MacDermot arms, from which his paternal grandmother descends. The motto is a borrowing from that of the Jesuit order, in whose colonial mission at Bally the family first worshipped during the 18th century outside of Philadelphia, and whose universities have since educated many of the family members in the United States for generations. The armiger has been appointed to serve on several boards and committees by three Florida Secretaries of State and as the chair of the City of Fort Lauderdale Historic Preservation Board. He currently serves as a trustee on the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, the Loyola University Library Visiting Committee and the Stranahan House Museum (Fort Lauderdale) executive committee.

 

 

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