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by Kevin Wood
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Very, very nice! Kevin, would you be willing to share your design rationale / intended symbolism? Hi Michael, Thank you! And I would definitely be willing to share. The lotus, particularly white or argent, symbolizes purity of body, mind and speech and is associated with some eastern spiritual trad...
by Kevin Wood
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Martin Goldstraw wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:52 am
The arms are in the Amateur Heralds' image gallery:

http://amateurheralds.com/gallery/detai ... 3mlt7avvt0
Martin - thanks for posting that link to them - awesome!
by Kevin Wood
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Thank you for the frank response, the right or otherwise to an inherited coat is always, in the end, a matter of genealogy and I wish you luck with it however, since you appear to identify so closely with your new surname of Wood (I note with some contentment that you fondly refer to your adoptive ...
by Kevin Wood
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Equilateral cross - symbolism
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

Equilateral cross - symbolism

Hello all, Thanks to everyone who has replied to my earlier questions - I greatly appreciate it. I am working with a herald now on creating a coat, and am putting great thought into it, as it has something I have dreamed of for a long time and means a lot to me. My herald came up with a beautiful de...
by Kevin Wood
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Heraldic Design
Topic: Shield division styles - meanings..?
Replies: 2
Views: 2516

Shield division styles - meanings..?

Hello, I have a question I had posted in another thread about something completely different, but I thought it might be better to post it here, in a more relevant section. I am rather new to heraldry, have been trying to learn what I can and have been looking at several different coats of arms. I am...
by Kevin Wood
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Michael - thank you for your replies. And I definitely don't hold that stuff against my dad. He was a great guy, and I am proud to be his son.I think it's pretty neat, and almost beyond coincidence that the name "Scheit" (a very close variant of Scheytt) actually means "log" in German - so it too re...
by Kevin Wood
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Good choice! Hopefully (from my viewpoint as an adoptive parent) you will include some allusion to your adoptive family - perhaps something canting on your family name? But of course that's your decision. Definitely. My dad was a great guy, and I never considered him my "adopted" dad - he was just ...
by Kevin Wood
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Thank you for the frank response, the right or otherwise to an inherited coat is always, in the end, a matter of genealogy and I wish you luck with it however, since you appear to identify so closely with your new surname of Wood (I note with some contentment that you fondly refer to your adoptive ...
by Kevin Wood
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

Re: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Hello Martin, Thank you for the information - greatly appreciated. Actually, my birth name is Scheytt. My mom and birth father divorced when I was an infant, and I was legally adopted by my dad (last name Wood) when I was 2 1/2 years old. I have had very little contact with my birth father, but he d...
by Kevin Wood
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: commoner arms
Replies: 9
Views: 5374

Re: commoner arms

Hi Joseph. I sent you a PM of this info too. But in case you don't receive that, I thought I would post in the thread too... I realize this is a rather old post, but are you still willing/able to share from the book you have? My family surname is Scheytt, and according to an online index I found, it...
by Kevin Wood
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish
Replies: 19
Views: 5883

Questions about symbolism, in particular crayfish

Hello. I am new to the forum, and wasn't sure where to post my question, so I thought this category might be appropriate. I recently got a copy of my family's coat of arms, and was somewhat surprised to see a crayfish prominently displayed in the center of it. I don't know a whole lot about heraldry...