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Re: TOKARSKI Poland 1900-1930
Posted by: Dan Tokar Date: May 28, 2000 at 15:52:39
In Reply to: Re: TOKARSKI Poland 1900-1930 by Pav Tokarski of 82

In researching the arms you mentioned, I found identical arms in the German family of Henneberg (Romhild branch), and the Italian family of Colonna. I have come across two mottoes related to the arms in latin "rectitudine sto" (I stand upright) and "usque ad finem" (until the end). The helmet is only to hold the crest, which you do not have. The one I have found and use is a Melusine, a twin-tailed siren who wears a coronet with five peacock tails. I have seen others. Polish sources identify the basic arms a "roch czili kolumne", or a rook (from chess) which is a column. This suggests an original set of arms with a runic device. In general, Polish arms can be used by anyone in a "clan" of sorts, which include several last names, which are probably not related. Let me know if there is anything of further interest.


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