Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Celebrating International Heraldry Day

Here at Gamers & Grognards, Grognard the Dragon and I are having great time digging into family history and Coats of Arms in celebration of International Heraldry Day!  I have managed to turn up A coat of arms (or more than one) for each of my grandparents.   The authenticity of at least one is currently in question, and I may update as I delve further into my lineage.   What does this have to do with gaming?  Not much outside of the interest in heraldry that should play some part in fantasy games.

This is the Coat of Arms of the family of my grandmother on my mother's side, Rohde.  It may be in question.

This is the Coat of Arms of my grandfather on my mother's side, Jurkiewicz.

This may be the Coat of Arms of the Mazi side of my father's lineage, his mother's family.  This Coat of Arms is in question, as I have found several others and all seem to have crossovers with other families in the same regions.

Any of these three may be the Coat of Arms of my family.  The first is from England, the second may be English or Irish and the third is Irish.  I am not entirely certain, but I believe we are Irish Thompsons.  I must investigate this further.