Girdler Coat of Arms
"Girdler family Coat of Arms", Granted 1327 AD, England.

     The family crest can be found in "Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the
Families of Great Britain and Ireland". The arms are found in  "Burke's
General  Armory",  described as "azure on a chevron between three 
Fleur-de-Lis argent as many hurts". The arms are displayed by a (blue)
shield upon which are three round (blue) balls on a (silver) chevron
with three (silver) Fleurs, two above and one below the chevron, or
inverted v-shaped band which signifies protection and was often
granted as a reward for some notable achievement or for work of faithful
service.  The "Fleur-De-Lis" is a three-leafed flower which is highly
regarded as an attribute of royalty, being embodied in the emblem of
France. It's leaves are significant of faith, wisdom and valor respectively.
According to Christian symbolism, the Fleur-De-Lis indicates the trinity
and it was also employed to represent the purity of the Virgin Mary.
"Argent" refers to the color silver. "as many hurts" signifies, blue 
roundels. The "hurt" term being taken from the Hurtle or Whortleberry.
Above the shield is the "Helmet" and "Mantle". The Helmet is metallic
garnished gold lined with red silk.  A blue and silver Mantling flows from
the helmet, It being rent and torn by battle. Attached to the top of the
helmet by the "Wreath"  is the "crest"  which is best described as;  A hand
issuing from the wreath, pulling a "Rose" from a bush. The "hand" is
symbolic of a pledge of faith, sincerity and justice. The "Rose" is the
symbol of beauty, purity and life. These attributes are embodied in 
Christ who was referred to in the scriptures as the "Rose of Sharon".......

               The Coat-of-Arms was reduced to it's present system by the French, and it was during
        that period that the crest was generally adopted. The crests, later were used to identify
        individuals, or families, in the use of wax seals on legal documents, letters and as symbols
        on/or within a dwelling.

Arms Seal Crest Seal

          Some entertain the idea that these symbols indicate an aristocratic or exclusive class, but
          these badges were a reward of personal merit, and could be earned by the humblest as well
          as the highest. More commonly today arms  are used to honor our family ancestors who bore
          them under the surname they left as part of their legacy to us. The right to use arms differs in
          various countries. It may have been the right of an individual only or as one to be passed on
          by a person's descendants, or a relative and their descendants. Although there are no laws to
          govern heraldry in America, the use of arms has existed here from very early colonial times.

          With multiple family arms granted, the normal display usage is to use the arms issued to
          your particular lineage. If your direct lineage is not clear, the use of the earliest arms
          granted seems to be the proper display option.

          There are two (2) additional Girdler arms granted that post-date the Girdler 1327 issue:

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 Girdler- (Co. Stafford) Az. a fesse crm. cotised or, betw. three goats  heads erased ar.
                These Arms are the Right of the heirs and other descendants of the late  
"Joseph Girdler" of the inner-Temple, Esq; Serjeant at Law.

Girdler- (Clack,  Co. Wilts) Gu. a chev. erm. betw. three lozenges ar. each charged  with a  goats head erased of the    first.                                                                                

These are the Arms of William Girdler, of the Cittye of Bristowe, Gent., married Alice, Had issue, Thomas, son & heir; John, second son. John Girdler of Clack, Co. Wilts, Gent,  married Elizabeth, Dau. of Griffeth Curteys in Co. Berks, Esq., and had issue Josyes {Joel?},    eldest son and heir apparent.



Girdler Company Arms    The Girdler Family Arms should not be confused with
"The Girdlers' Company Arms" which is displayed by,
Per fesse azure and or, a pale counterchanged; three
gridirons of the last, the handles in chief. 

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