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Appendix I - The Coats of Arms


Regarding the armorial shields listed in this appendix, these are arms that had ancient and tribal significance, as opposed to arms that were later assumed by an individual as a part, for instance, of a nonhereditary British knighthood. The symbols used are often highly significant within the tribal-dynastic sphere, in a uniquely Gaelic way. Some common abbreviations are: ar. = argent, az. = azure, betw. = between, gu. = gules, quart. = quarterly, sa. = sable, 1 & 4 = first and fourth, and 2 & 3 = second and third. Sources are listed in the bibliography.

Abernethy Or, a lion rampant gu. surmounted of a ribbon sa.
Arthur Ou. a chevron between three rests (or Clarions) or.
Barrett Barry of ten per pale ar. and gu. counterchanged.
Barry Ar. three bars gemels gules.
Bisset Az. a bend ar.
Blake Ar. a fret gu.
Brodie Ar. a chevron gu. between three mullets az.
Browne Or an eagle displayed with two heads sa.
Buchan Ar. three lions’ heads erased sa.
Buchanan Or, a lion rampant sa., armed and langued gu. within a double tressure flory-counter-flory of the second.
Burke Or a cross gu., in the dexter canton a lion rampant sa.
Butler Quart.: 1 & 4, Or a chief indented az., 2 & 3, Gu. 3 covered cups or.
Butter Ar. a cross sa. between four human hearts proper (Gormack).
Callendar Sa. a bend between six billets or.
Cameron Gu., three bars or.
Campbell Quart., I & 4, Gyrony of eight, or and sa., 2, Ar. a lymphad, sails furled sa., 3, or, a fess chequy azure and ar. (Glenorchy branch).
Campbell Gyrony of eight, ermine and gu. (Loudoun branch).
Campbell Quart., I, or, a hart’s head cabossed sa., attired gu., 2, Gyrony of eight, or & sa., 3, at. a galley, 4, per fess az. & gu. a cross or. (Cawdor).
Campbell Quart., 1 & 4, Gyrony of eight, or & sa.; 2 & 3, Ar., a galley, sails furled sa., flag & pennons gu. (Lochow).
Chisholm Gu., a boar’s head, couped or.
Colquhoun Ar., a saltire engrailed sa.


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