May 15, 2005

Greetings unto Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh, Dragon, Lady Phebe Bonadeci, Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting members of the Midrealm College of Heralds; from Lady Ana Linch, Escutcheon Herald.

Unless noted, clients will accept minor changes and a holding name. All comments are due by June 25th.

 


1) Aine an bhrionglaideach -- Name and Device Resubmission -- Vert, a Celtic cross Or and on a chief embattled Or, three trefoils vert.
(Marche Three Towers)

Client will accept major changes.

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The client attached the copy of his letter from Kevin Ambrozijwski, Incanabula Pursuivant: "Master John has found Irish names with similair meanings. He states: <Sa toir ar lorg bhriongloid> means <the searcher for dreams>; see MacMathuna/O'Corrain (p. 100 & p. 275); could mean <one in search of a dream>.

Another try: <bhrionglaideach> (dreaming) -- see Dwelly (p. 124); so, how about something like <Tha Aine brionglaideach> (Aine is dreaming or Ann the dreamer) <Aine an bhrionglaideach>

(Esct. Note: The name "Aine the DreamSeeker" was returned for lack of documentation in the Mar 'O5 and the device with it. I don't think this is much better.)

 

2) al Ja'Far. Shire of -- Device Resubmission -- Argent, a lizard tergiant within a laurel wreath vert,on a chief gules two scimitars satire Or
(al Ja'Far)
(Name sent to Laurel Apr '05)

The device was returned in the Apr. '05 ILOI " ...for redraw. Client will be advised on precedents for wreath. Blazon included the color of the scimitars on the forms."

Petition is included with the submission.

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3) Alzbeta Michalik -- New Device -- Argent mullety of four points azure, a winged wolf rampant sable.
(Peoria, IL)
(Name reg.d Jan '03)

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4) Andelcrag, Barony of -- Badge Resubmission-- "La Ricompensa della Farfall," Or, three monarch butterflies displayed proper within a bordure purpure
(Andelcrag)

The badge: Purpure, three monarch butterflies displayed proper within a bordure Or was return for RfS VIII.2.b.i contrast problems by RS. Sept '04.

Petition is included.

(Esct. Note: In the petition that came with the submission it states: "...to be submitted as a badge under the title of "La Ricompensa della Farfall," (the Award of the Butterfly). . .")

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5) Ciarnan O'Cathasaigh -- Name and Device Resubmission -- Vert, an elephant statant sinister bearing a tower argent and a chief per fess sable and argent.
(Warren, MI)

Client will accept major changes and cares for 12th century Irish. The name "Kieran O'Cathasaigh" was returned with serious documentation problems in the Apr '05 ILOAR, and the device Vert, a pale sable surmounted by an elephant maintaining on it's back a tower argent was violates RfS VIII.2.b.i.

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  • [Ciaran] : "Celtic Male Names of Ireland," (http://www.daire.org/names/celtirishmale.html): "Ciaran — (KEER-an) from Old Irish ciar "dark" + dim. suffix -an. 6th C. St. Ciaran founded the monastery on Clonmacnoise. Kieran. " (No dates given.)

    [O'Cathasaigh] : "Irish History: Counties of Irish Emigration," (http://www.hickeyclan.com/irelhistory.htm#Counties): "Casey - O Cathasaigh, descendant of Cathasaigh (cathasach means "watchful")"

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    6) Constance ingen Chonchobair --- New Device -- Purpure, a camel statant argent and a chief lozengy argent and sable.
    (Peoria, IL)
    (Name reg'd May '04)

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    7) Diamante da Berra (F) --New Name and Device -- Per bend argent and azure, a bear rampant sable, paschal lamb argent.
    (Donnershafen)

    Client will *not* accept major changes and wants 13th to 17th century Italian name.

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  • [Diamante] : "Feminine Given Names from Thirteenth Century Perugia," by Arval Benicoeur (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/perugia/perugiaFemAlpha.html)

    [da Berra] : Offical website for Ferrara and its province - Berra (http://sd2.provincia.fe.it/turismo/tea.nsf/G2Ricerca/987D37857B75D676C12569C200436474?Opendocument&Lang=EN&vista=G2Ricerca) states: "Berra, a populous farming town situated near the Po, was founded around the year 1000."

  • 8) James Mason (M)--New Name
    (Falcon's Quarry)

    Client will accept major changes.

    According to the paper work: "All elements are found in Julian Goodwyn's (mka Janell K. Lovelace) "Brass Enscription Index" (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/brasses) "

  • [James] : "James is listed as a given name in the section "Index of Male Given Names" (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/brasses/men.html). The name is cited as being found fourtenn occasions in seven different counties with the first occuring in 1458."

    [Mason] : " Mason is listed as a surname in the section of the "Index of Surnames I-Z" (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/brasses/lastnameIZ.htm). The name is cited as found in Oxfordshire in 1501 and subsequently in Durham prior to 1600."

  • 9) Kateline Eliot (F) -- New Name
    (Falcon's Quarry)

    Client will accept major changes and wants 13th and 15th century English name.

  • [Kateline] : "Kateline is listed as a given name in Talan Gwynek's compilation "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames," (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/). In the section "Index of Names Attested Between 1250 and 1450," [Kateline] is listed under the header name of [Katherine] as being documented to the year 1273. The citation shows that the name [Kateline] appears in Withycombe's Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names."

    [Eliot] is found as a byname in Mari Elspeth nic Bryan's "An Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls of Linconshire, England," (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/). Eliot is listed in the index as being documented in the parish of Kestevan in the village of Temple Bruer as the byname of Alice Eliot."

  • 10) Lorcnn an Gearr (M) -- New Name
    (House Ironwolf)

    Client will accept major changes and wants meaning to be "the short' in Gaelic.

  • [Lorcnn] : "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Lorcnn by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Lorcann.shtml) Old Irish [Lorcnn] c. 700-900

    [an Gearr] : "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Gearr," by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Gearr.shtml)

  • 11) Maerwynn de Synt Cler (F) -- New Name
    (Blackhawk)

    Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for 13th-14th century Scottish.

  • [Maerwynn] -- "Anglo-Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters," by Marieke van de Dal (Esct. Note: The client sites: http://members.aol.com/MtFreehold/saxFemNames.htm but you can also reach the same article at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/marieke/anglosaxonfem/ http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/marieke/anglosaxonfem/ c. s.n. Mer(e)wyn: [Merewenne] S-812, 967x975; Latin

    "GamingGeeks.org, Kate Monk's Onomastikon (Dictionary of Names)," (http://www.gaminggeeks.org/Resources/KateMonk/England-Medieval/Celtic.htm): no dates given.

    "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames, Part Three: The Names H-Z" by Talan Gwynek (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/reaneyHZ.html) c. [Merewen]< OE Mrwynn; [Merewen] 1202 Marvin

    [de Seynt Cler] : (s.n. de Sancler; de Saint Clair) "Bynames Found in the 1296 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Rutland, England (sorted alphabetically)," by Karen Larsdatter (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/Rutland/bynamesalphabetically.htm)

    "13th & 14th Century Scottish Names, The Surnames" by Symon Freser of Lovat (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/symonFreser/scottish14/scottish14_sur.html) c. [Sancler], [de Sancler], [Syncler]

    Archaic Scots Names: "Names in Barbour's Bruce: A collection of 13th and 14th century names," by Symon Freser of Lovat (http://stormtiger.org/collie/zines/scots.html)

    "Tour of Scotland: Scottish Names," (http://www.fife.50megs.com/scottish-surnames-s.htm) c. s.n. "Sinclair: A corruption of St. Clare. The family are descended from Walderness Compte de Saint Clare, who came into England with William the Conqueror; his son, William de Sancto Claro, settled in Scotland, where he obtained from Alexander I, a grant of the Barony of Roslyn. "

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    12) Noelle la Chauciere (F) -- New Name and Device -- Ermine chausse gules, a stag's head cabossed proper
    (Cleftlands)

    Client will *not* accept major changes. The client has a permission to conflict with Marie Lorraine de Montclair "Vair, a moose head affronty coupled and proper."

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  • [Noelle]: per Academy of St. Gabriel report #2734. This name is dated to 14th century Picardy on p. 117 of Marie-Therese Morlett's "Etude d'Antorponymie Picarde, Les Noms de Personne en Haute Picardie aux XIIIe, XIVe, XVe siecles," (Amiens, Musee de Picardie, 1967). Report is attached. (http://s-gabriel.org/2734) "[Noell] ...<noel> itself didn't appear until 1175 ...."

    [la Chauciere] -- The article "Occupational By-Names in the 1292 Tax Role of Paris" located at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/parisbynames.html lists two instances of this name to indicate a female illustrator (title page and relevant page attached.)

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    13) Steffen Kerke van Lbeck (M) -- New Name and Device -- Sable, a wyern rampant, in chief two maltese crosses within a bordure Or
    (Cleftlands)

    Client will *not* accept major changes.

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  • [Steffen] -- In email from Katerine del Val cites: "... The only source that I have for approximately the right part of the counrty suggests that the forename would more likely be <Steffen> (e.g. <Steffen Tyderon>, p. 308 of Franz Engel, _Dei Mecklenburgischen Kaiserbedergister vy 1496_, Mitteldeutsche Forschungen, vol 56, Bohlau Verlag, Koln, 1968)...I could also believe a <Steffen Kerich> van Lucbeck> ca. 1500..."

    [L beck] -- In email from Katerine del Val cites: "First of all, I know that <L beck.> is a current spelling ... I'm not sure if it was the same in period. I have found a listing for a treaty dated 1241, so I assume it was: (http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/hansel1241.html) ... All of the spelling there have been modernized, I'm afraid. Brechmacher s.n. <Lubbekke> notes that this was usual form of the name, citing <Hermann van Lubbeke> 1462. S.n. <Lbeck(er)> he has <Joh. van Lubeke> 1406 and <Nikol. Lubeck> 1411. In another source (Zoder, 52) I have <Hans Sle ier van Lubeck> 1547 ..."

  • (Esct. Note: The email he submitted for documentation was very long and hard to wade through. It also contained original email from Talan. However, the only documentation for <Kerke> in the email was a reference to "Kierich" but no documentation was given.)

  • 14) Talia Winters --New Name and Device -- Per pale azure and argent, a hanging balance sable
    (Indianpolis, IN)

    Client will *not* accept major changes.

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  • [Talia] : “Behind the Name,” (http://www.behindthename.com/nm/t.html) no dates given.

    “Feminine Given Names from Thirteenth Century Perugia,” by Arval Benicoeur, (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/perugia/perugiaFemAlpha.html)

    [Winters} : Reaney and Wilson, “A Dic. of Eng. Surnames,” p. 496, s.n. Winter [Roger Winter] c. 1185 “Surnames Orgin Index --W’” (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~haslam/surnames/w.html) no dates listed.

  • (Esct Note: Just a note that this particular name is in conflict with the name of a copyrighted fictional character (Talia Winters, from the television show 'Babylon 5,') per Laurel Rules of Submission, Part VI, Section 4 (Other Presumptive Names.) and section III.A.4 of the Administrative Handbook (Protected Names))

     

    15) Ulf Vegviss -- Name and Device Submission -- Argent, a bend sinister azure charged with three naked feet couped inverted argent between two anchors azure
    (Marche Three Towers)

    Client will accept major changes.

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    The client attached the copy of his letter from Kevin Ambrozijwski, Incanabula Persuivant: "From Geirr Bassi: ... vegviss ('way-wise', acquainted with the road) . . . Cleasby, Richard and Guobrandr Vigfusson, "An Icelandic-English Dictionary . . .Online at: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~kurisuto/germanic/oi_cleasbyvigfussion_about.html . . .p. 690, s.v. <vegviss>

    No documentation was given for [Ulf].

    (Esct. Note: The name "Ulf Des Vandrer" was returned for lack of documentation in the Feb 'O5 and the device was returned the next month. I don't think this is much better.)

     

    16) na inghean Shamus -- Badge Resubmission -- [Fieldless] On a oak leaf per pale vert and argent, a Lacy knot counterchanged
    (Campbell, Oh)
    (Name reg’d Jul ‘04 as 'na inghean Shamusuis')
    (The badge (no blazon can be found, I looked) was returned Jul. 04 as no forms were received by Laurel for the badge. This a Pennsic 2003 submission. )

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    In Service to the Dream,

    Lady Ana Linch

     

    Rouge Scarpe Phebe Bonadeci P.J. Reaney
    4831 W Roscoe #3
    Chicago, IL 60641
    rougescarpe@midrealm.org
    Escutcheon: Ana Linch Jo Ann Ewbank
    1106 Woodsum
    Jackson, MI 49203
    submissions@midrealm.org
    Dragon: Rory mac Feidhlimidh Kevin L. Conlin
    820 E Monroe Bloomington, IL 61701
    klconlin@ilstu.edu

     

     


     

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